West Virginia Bishop Klusmeyer calls for election of coadjutor, taking…

first_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem [Diocese of West Virginia] The Rt. Rev. W. Michie Klusmeyer, seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia, called for the election of a bishop coadjutor for his diocese. This formally begins a search process to identify and to elect the person who will become the eighth bishop of The Episcopal Church in the Mountain State. Tags Press Release Service The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest To learn more about The Episcopal Church or the convention, visit wvdiocese.org. Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK By canons of The Episcopal Church, once the bishop coadjutor is consecrated, tentatively planned for June 2021, Klusmeyer can remain for three additional years or elect to retire earlier. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Klusmeyer ended the announcement by expressing his appreciation to his diocese, where he became bishop on Oct. 13, 2001. “This diocese has changed my life,” he said. “This has been a blessing to me. You have brought joy and grace to my life.” Featured Jobs & Calls AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Klusmeyer made the announcement over the weekend during the diocese’s 142nd Annual Convention at Oglebay Resort and Conference Center in Wheeling, which was the first home to the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia before it relocated to Charleston. Although Klusmeyer has not set a date for his retirement, the search process begins after a search committee is formed by the Diocesan Standing Committee. This approach allows for a smooth transition from the bishop to his successor. TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab center_img Featured Events The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit an Event Listing Posted Oct 22, 2019 Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Elections Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Washington, DC West Virginia Bishop Klusmeyer calls for election of coadjutor, taking step toward retiring Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Episcopal Church in West Virginia is more than 8,000 members strong. The first church in present-day West Virginia was established as a log structure that became known as Morgan Chapel near Bunker Hill in 1740. Today, there are 63 congregations in the state. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NYlast_img read more

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Aaron Finch heapes praise for captain Virat Kohli

first_imgNEW DELHI: Australia limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch has heaped praise on Virat Kohli and stated the India captain has handled the pressure well that comes along with a job as high-profile as that of leading the Men in Blue across the three formats.Kohli was named India Test captain mid-way through the team’s tour of Australia in 2014 after then-skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni called time from the longest format. He then took over the role in limited-overs format as well in 2017 after Dhoni stepped down from the position. “The pressure of playing for India is one but also leading India is another and the way he (Kohli) has done it, so consistently for a long time,” Finch said on Sony Ten Pit Stop show on their Facebook page. “And taking over from (MS) Dhoni, the leadership, that is huge. The expectations were high, and he kept delivering. That is the most impressive thing (about Kohli).” Finch went on to speak about the on-field relationship between Kohli and Dhoni and opined that the latter’s presence behind the stumps has helped the current skipper immensely. “You see the input MS still has out on the field, helping Virat, changing angles, just small things like that…I think that shows two people who are really comfortable with each other but also with their positions,” Finch said. “Sometimes in different teams, it goes like that after a leadership change, but I think it just shows the only thing that’s in their minds is the best interests of Indian cricket, and that shows quality leadership from both of them.” He also likened Dhoni’s post-captaincy role to that of former Australia captain Ricky Ponting, who, according to Finch, also helped his successor ease into the role. Ponting gave up captaincy after Australia crashed out of the 2011 World Cup before walking away into the sunset in November 2012. “It’s something I think we’ve been pretty good at in Australia as well…Ricky Ponting, letting go of captaincy, and then just sliding in and helping everybody out. That was a very similar transition, and a similar impact,” he said. (IANS) Also Watch: Get Set Global: Assamese in UK coping with the Pandemiclast_img read more

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Wiggins is No. 1, Napier to Miami in NBA draft

first_imgAndrew Wiggins of Kansas stops for a television interview after being selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers as the number one pick in the 2014 NBA draft, Thursday, June 26, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Wiggins went No. 1, so he got to make the first pitch.What would he say to LeBron James about joining him in Cleveland?“I want to win,” Wiggins said. “If he wants to win, we’d be good together.”Shabazz Napier is on his way to Miami, complete with James’ endorsement, so maybe he’s the key to keeping James right where he is.“I would hope so,” Napier said. “He’s one of the best players in the world. So if me going there helps him come back, it just betters our chances of being a complete team.”Welcome to today’s NBA, where even rookies are recruiters.Long before the draft was over, the focus was already turning toward free agency, which kicks off July 1 with James and Carmelo Anthony as the top prizes.So when the so-called experts make their draft grades, the one that matters most might have come from James himself on Twitter, shortly after Napier was selected by the Charlotte Hornets and dealt to the Heat.“My favorite player in the draft! (hashtag) Napier,” James wrote.Others may be better in a deep draft that was loaded with young talent.That starts with Wiggins, whom the Cavaliers took with their second straight No. 1 overall pick. They’re hoping the Kansas freshman turns out better than fellow Canadian Anthony Bennett.Thrilled to go first and even happier when Jayhawks teammate Joel Embiid went two picks later, Wiggins beamed in his black tuxedo jacket with a white floral pattern.“A thousand thoughts are going through my head right now,” Wiggins said. “It’s a dream come true.”Bennett was injured last summer, came into the season out of shape and made no impact, one of the reasons the Cavs were back in this spot again.But Wiggins seems a much more ready product after averaging a Kansas freshman-record 17.1 points. He might have ended up as the top pick anyway, but became the best option for the Cavs when Embiid had a stress fracture in his right foot shortly before the draft.After making Canada the only country besides the U.S. to have consecutive No. 1 picks, Wiggins slipped on a maroon Cleveland hat, hugged his supporters and went on stage to shake hands with Commissioner Adam Silver, who was calling the first round for the first time since replacing David Stern.Wiggins later said James would follow his heart in making his free agency decision.“I wouldn’t want to sell him on nothing. He’s a grown man,” Wiggins said.Milwaukee followed with another freshman, Duke forward Jabari Parker, who some consider the more NBA-ready player after an All-American season for the Blue Devils. Playing in Milwaukee puts him near his family in Chicago.“I’m just very optimistic,” Parker said. “If it was 1, 2, put me at 60, just getting that opportunity, getting that chance of being in the NBA.”Embiid went third to Philadelphia, drawing loud cheers from the many red-and-blue dressed 76ers fans who made the trip to Barclays Center in Brooklyn, as well as from Philadelphia guard Michael Carter-Williams, last season’s Rookie of the Year who was sitting on the arena floor level.The 76ers had two top-10 picks and could afford to take a chance on Embiid, the big man who may have ended up the top prize despite his lone season at Kansas ending early because of a bad back. But once the foot injury popped up during workouts, leaving his NBA debut uncertain after surgery, the two teams at the top passed.“He worked so hard,” Wiggins said. “He didn’t let nothing get to him. He always stayed motivated. So I’m just proud. It’s a proud moment for Kansas.It was considered a deep draft, with top-level talent stretching toward the bottom of the lottery and perhaps beyond. Arizona forward Aaron Gordon went fourth to Orlando, which also had two picks in the lottery, followed by Australian guard Dante Exum to Utah.Then came two teams not used to picking so high: The Boston Celtics took Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart, with the rival Los Angeles Lakers following at No. 7 with Kentucky forward Julius Randle.The highlight of the night came just after the lottery, when Silver welcomed Baylor’s Isaiah Austin to the stage for an emotional tribute. Austin had to end his playing career after being diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects the heart.Wearing a blue hat with the NBA logo, Austin rose for a standing ovation after Silver announced that: “The NBA selects Isaiah Austin.”There were 10 international players in the first round, tied for the second-most in draft history. It ended with NBA champion San Antonio taking UCLA’s Kyle Anderson.The Spurs routed James and the Heat in five games in the NBA Finals, and James informed Miami on Tuesday he would opt out of the final two years of his contract. He could stay with a stronger team in South Florida, or go somewhere else — perhaps with Anthony — for another title shot.Just don’t ignore the new kids.“You got Doug McDermott scoring 3,000 points. Shoot, you got Julius Randle went to the national championship. Shabazz Napier won two national championships,” Parker said. “I mean, we’re all good. We’re all great players.”___Follow Brian Mahoney on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Briancmahoneylast_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — LVR Sr. Bombers Basketball Team

first_imgThe Bombers have been successful by winning its first five games, including capturing the Crowe Cage Bowl Tournament Saturday in Trail.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to congratulate the Bombers with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, coaches Chris Dergousoff and Willis Parnell, Yumi Nakahara, Mirei Kitano, Camryn Parnell, Lakpa Dietz, Naomi Perkins, Sian Nielsen, Antonia Merkel, Roxanne Baker, Mia Kraus, Allie Zondervan and Ansleigh Dergousoff. Starting the season undefeated in December, the L.V. Rogers Bombers are flying high on the local basketball courts.last_img read more

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Team Barloworld’s best day ever

first_img18 July 2007Team Barloworld, the first South African-sponsored team to contest the Tour de France, captured the attention of the cycling world on Tuesday when the team’s Columbian climber Mauricio Soler scored a brilliant victory on the gruelling and mountainous ninth stage.“It was an incredible win, something I never expected to achieve. But with some great team work it all worked out fine,” Soler said afterwards.The courageous and inspiring manner in which the Team Barloworld rider achieved the win captured the imagination.Out of category climbThe stage, between Val d’Isere and Briancon, covered 159.5 kilometres and included the first out of category climb on the tour. From the start, the climb of Col d’Iseran reduced the peloton to just 70 cyclists as Yaroslav Popovich of Team Discovery Channel took an early lead.Soler responded with a couple of other riders, managing to catch Popovich at the beginning of the descent. Almost immediately, however, six riders escaped on the descent. By the time the group reached Col de Telegraphe they had a three-minute lead over the chasers.One man fell off the leaders while Rabobank, protecting the yellow jersey of race leader Michael Rasmussen, led a charge by peleton to close the gap on the breakaway.Stunning solo effortWith 64 kilometres to go, Soler set off to haul in the leaders. In a stunning solo effort he reduced the two-and-a-half minute deficit within 17 kilometres. Astonishingly, upon catching the leaders, he wasn’t finished, accelerating past them.They tried to stay with him up Galiber, but no one could manage to keep pace with the Columbian who, in describing his ride, said: “I attacked like a loco(madman) today”. By the top of the climb he led Discovery Channel’s Alberto Contador by nearly two-and-a-half minutes.Contador and Popovich tried to work together to haul in Soler, but as the finish line approached they were hauled in by a group that included race leader Rasmussen.Cheered onThe Barloworld cyclist, meanwhile, kept pushing hard and, despite the best efforts of the men behind him, he crossed the finish line 38 seconds ahead of second-placed Alejandro Valverde, cheered on by the huge crowd that lined the streets.Soler’s win lifted him to 17th in the overall classification, second in the king of the mountains’ standings, and third in the contest for the white jersey, awarded to the highest placed rider under the age of 25.With Michael Rasmussen also leading the king of the mountains, Soler will get to wear the polka dot jersey while the Rabobank rider dons the race leader’s yellow jersey.Hunter in green jersey huntSouth Africa’s Robert Hunter, captain of Team Barloworld, remains in the hunt for the green jersey worn by the points’ leader; the sprint ace lies third in the standings, behind only Tom Boonen and Erik Zabel.The biggest win ever by Team Barloworld was witnessed by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who followed the race in the Tour de France director’s vehicle. Later, he presented Soler with a trophy for his fantastic win.Soler also received a phone call from Columbian President Alvaro Uribe Velez who told the cyclist: “I was engaged today in an official meeting in Medellin, but I was informed about your extraordinary performance and I have wished to express immediately my joy!”‘What a day!’Barloworld team manager Claudio Corti was ecstatic in an interview posted on the team’s website: “What a day for our team! Mauricio Soler grabbed the stage thanks to a fantastic performance. The way he pulverized the competitors was unbelievable.Selected as a wildcard team for the Tour, Barloworld has made its presence felt, firstly with some strong performances by sprinter Robert Hunter, and now with Soler’s stage victory.Corti commented: “We have deserved such happy moment. To be honest, we were really confident about our race from the very beginning. When we arrived in London, I felt really a positive atmosphere in the team. I think we approached Tour de France in a proper way: no illusions, no dreams, no fear.”Corti is hoping for more great performances from Soler. Praising the Columbian, he said: “Mauricio is a real professional; he’s always very concentrated on the race. I consider him a true climber and I hope he will be the Tour de France King of the Mountains when we will be in Paris”.A victory for South AfricaThe team manager said Soler’s big win was also a victory for South Africa: “First, thanks to the Team Barloworld. South Africa is discovering cycling; this is good news for sure.“Second, a huge company like Barloworld is touching our sport capacity in terms of international visibility.“Third, last, but not least, Team Barloworld is well representing a growing country destined to be one of the spots in the future years not only in cycling: remember the next Soccer World Cup in 2010.” Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Research conference to find ways to drive the economy

first_imgWith the theme “Driving South Africa’s Industrial Development Agenda”, South Africa is to host its first Economic Research Advisory Network (Eran) conference in East London later in March to find ways to boost the country’s economy.The event will be a platform for policy makers, academics, traditional leaders, NGOs, business, labour, students and members of the general public to discuss potential and real economic issues that hamper industrial development and economic growth.“Discussions at the conference will centre mainly on issues related to how to build a progressive developmental state that is capable of growing the country’s economy, thereby creating employment and eradicating poverty and inequality,” Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Minister Rob Davies said in announcing the conference last week.The DTI helped set up Eran in 2015 as a national research network dedicated to promoting high-quality economic and development research. Its members come from national and provincial economic development departments, other government entities, universities and research institutions.Davies said research underpins South Africa’s economic policies, such as the Industrial Policy Action Plan.“We are on a mission to restructure our economy to set it on a more value-adding, labour-intensive and environmentally sustainable growth path,” he said. “Research plays a critical part in ensuring that our plans and objectives are built on well-research empirical evidence.“Research should contribute to sustainable development and the competitiveness of the South African economy.”The conference is a partnership between the DTI and the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism. It will be held at the East London International Convention Centre from 10 to 11 March.last_img read more

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Ivanka Trump: Visit to Olympics ‘so incredibly inspiring’

first_imgLATEST STORIES Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trump also met with the family of bobsledder Nathan Weber, who competed Sunday, and chatted briefly and took pictures with U.S. lugers Taylor Morris and Matt Mortensen, telling them their sport was “wild.” She gave the three athletes presidential challenge coins and thanked Morris and Mortensen, both sergeants in the U.S. Army, for their service.Among Trump’s other weekend sports sojourns: watching speedskating and Big Air competitions, and seeing the Americans take gold in curling on Saturday night. She pronounced her experiences “incredibly exciting.”Trump has said she’s here to support U.S. Olympic athletes, but politics is an unavoidable ingredient for an adviser and daughter of a president.In Seoul on Friday night with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Trump said she would use her visit to push for joint efforts by the U.S. and South Korea to apply maximum pressure on North Korea, Moon’s spokesman said.And, of course, there is the closing ceremony and its potential attendees.ADVERTISEMENT De Jesus blasts Lady Spikers after 2nd loss: ‘You don’t belong in the UAAP’ “I’m so excited to be here. It’s just so incredibly inspiring,” Trump said. “It’s been an amazing couple of days, and such an honor and privilege to be here with our allies in South Korea and celebrate all that we’ve accomplished as a culture, a society economically and, of course, in sport.”Trump spent part of Sunday morning watching the U.S. team compete in the bobsled competition and meeting with athletes, including Team USA bobsled silver medalist Lauren Gibbs — who offered Trump a taste of Olympic glory by letting the first daughter try on her hardware.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I feel like this almost is like trying on someone’s wedding band,” Trump said. “Am I allowed?”Gibbs placed the medal around Trump’s neck. She raised the medal with one hand and draped her other around Gibbs’ while posing for a photo, saying, “That is so cool!” LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Ivanka Trump waves during the third heat of the four-man bobsled competition final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The U.S. president’s daughter and adviser said Sunday that her visit to the Olympics was “so incredibly inspiring” and expressed gratitude at the chance to watch competition and — in a subtle nod to Korean Peninsula politics — “be here with our allies in South Korea.”Ivanka Trump plans to attend the closing ceremony of the 2018 Pyongchang Games on Sunday night after two days of visiting venues and meeting American and other athletes. Her presence there could bring her in contact with a visiting delegation from North Korea, the country in a monthslong war of words with U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ For now, there are no signs that Trump would have contact with or meet Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party Central Committee, who is to attend the ceremony. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence attended the games’ opening ceremony two weeks ago and sat in the same VIP box as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister and the country’s nominal head of state.They did not interact; the countries have no diplomatic relations. However, Pence’s office said later that a potential meeting between the two sides was scratched at the last minute by the North Koreans after Pence condemned human rights violations and new economic sanctions were announced. Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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The trend setters

first_imgIn 1901, a grandfather decided to establish a Pathshala (primary school) to educate his grandchildren. The school was set up in their hometown, Pilani, a small village in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. The education paid off, making the family one of the biggest business houses in the country. Seth,In 1901, a grandfather decided to establish a Pathshala (primary school) to educate his grandchildren. The school was set up in their hometown, Pilani, a small village in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. The education paid off, making the family one of the biggest business houses in the country.Seth Shiv Narainji Birla sown the seeds for an education empire. His grandchildren, Rameshwar Das Birla and Ghanshyam Das Birla were sure to not let his hard work to go waste. By 1925, the school evolved into a high school and later morphed into an intermediate college. Before independence, three separate colleges of arts, science, commerce and pharmacy and engineering were established. They were formed under the Birla Education Trust (BET), which is the largest private sector educational trust in the country.In 1964, the three existing colleges culminated into an Indian University. This university was christened as the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, (BITS), which was simultaneously recognised as a deemed university under the UGC Act.Bijendra Nath JainBenefiting from the Ford Foundation grants and matching up to the expectations of the founder, Ghanshyam Das Birla, the university was developed in association with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. In 1999, the university realised the shortage of quality technical education in the country and increased its student capacity from 2,500 to 4,000.The Pilani campus has been visited by many distinguished personalities over the years and students have been given a chance to interact with and learn from them. The long list of famous personalities includes Jawaharlal Nehru, Dr Rajendra Prasad, Dr Radhakrishnan, Dr R Venkataraman and A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.Set up in the hometown of the Birla family, the primary objective behind BITS is to provide technical education to students admitted into the university on the bases of merit. While the university developed over the years, the town has also changed for the better. This small village has developed into a township with a population of over 26, 219 (according to the 2001 census).Pilani, famously associated with BITS, has developed into an education hub with a large number of schools and colleges being established in and around the town. The Birla group has established several schools in the area such as the Birla Public School, Birla Senior Secondary School and Birla Balika Vidyapeeth. They have also established over 500 schools in Rajasthan. Famous for its boarding schools, the town is home to a large number of students.Anurag JainA student town in its full meaning, most businesses in and around Pilani are student centric. The establishment of the area as an educational hub has provided many job opportunities for the local populance over the years. Over time other schools and colleges have also opened in the area, such as, the Jamuna Mishra academy, the Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI) and the Shridhar University. These educational institutes have attracted more students to this town.Though the town attracts a large number of students, Pilani is still a charming old city. The town has only one movie theatre and no state-of-the-art gymnasiums, restaurants or bars, things that have become synonymous with urban student life. The city of Pillani has, so far, had no safety and security problems.The interaction between the students from BITS and the local population has been very structured. Students believe in community development projects for the villagers and the nearby indigenous population.Raju ReddyOver the years, workshops, seminars and one-on-one interactions have been conducted between students and the local population. Here they discuss issues, such as, healthcare and increase awareness on important issues.Over the last 50 years, this small village 200 kms away from Jaipur has evolved into a buzzing student town. Ghanshyam Das Birla introduced a scientific institution in that remote desert village merely because it was his birthplace. The BITS campus has played a very important role in attracting students and their families from across India and has helped expand and develop Pilani. This town has no natural advantages and is fortunate to be found. “We provide consultancy on the city plans”Professor Bijendra Nath Jain, Vice Chancellor, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, discusses the relationship between the university and the town focusing on the development of the latter.Q. How has the university affected the surrounding township?A. Many community development projects, such as, water harvesting and increasing medical awareness have been undertaken by university students to educate the local population.Q. Has there been a change in the town infrastructure because of the university?A. Over the last 30 years a lot has changed. Pilani is now facing problems with the sewage system and the roads and the university is providing consultancy to improve the situation.Q. Does the town provide recreational activities and is it more youthful now?A. Pilani has only one movie theatre and does not have too many clubs and restaurants for the students. But the campus makes up for this. We have a hobby center, outdoor sports, shopping arcades, restaurants and screen movies on the weekends.Another brick in the wallTechno drive: BITS was developed with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, bringing world-class technical facilities to Pilani.Numero uno: The Practice School offered at BITS provides paid industry exposure to every student for seven and a half months.Local rules: Pilani was the chosen location for the university as it is the hometown of the founding chairperson Ghanshyam Das Birla.328 acres is the size of this campus situated on the outskirts of the city.Presently there are 309 faculty members teaching on campus.4,000 Students study at BITS and residential facilities are provided for all.The university offers 34 on campus courses ranging from bachelor’s to PhD.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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16 days agoBournemouth boss Howe hints King to stay in wing role: That’s why we signed him!

first_imgBournemouth boss Howe hints King to stay in wing role: That’s why we signed him!by Ansser Sadiq16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEddie Howe has hinted he will continue to use centre-forward Joshua King on the wing.The Norway international has been used out wide to accomodate Dominic Solanke in the Cherries’ past four Premier League games. And Howe has revealed it was King’s performances as a winger for Blackburn in 2013 that lead to him joining the south coast club.Howe told the Daily Echo: “One of the reasons we signed him (King) was his performance against us for Blackburn playing left-wing, when he gave us a torrid afternoon here a few years ago.”That’s when he rose to prominence in my thoughts and I kept track of his career.”I’ve always known Josh can play there and play very well.”I know Josh will always consider himself a central player, it was us who played him there (centrally) on a regular basis.”But it’s nice to be able to tinker the team and players to have versatility. It’s benefitted the team, that change.”Asked whether he felt he could keep the 27-year-old happy playing him out wide, Howe replied: “As long as he’s feeling he’s getting the ball and contributing to the team in a positive way, I don’t think he’ll have a problem.”He had a goal disallowed against Southampton, he scored against West Ham.”As long as he’s feeling he has a chance to score, then any player with that mentality will be happy.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Video: Penn State DT Anthony Zettel Tackled A Tree To The Ground

first_imgPenn State's mascot leads the band onto the field.STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 23: The Penn State Nittany Lion prepares to usher the Blue Band onto the field as the Lion celebrated his 100th birthday in front of a home coming crowd of 108,062 as the Iowa Hawkeyes defeated Penn State 6-4 during NCAA football at Beaver Stadium on October 23, 2004 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Penn State defensive tackle Anthony Zettel is a large (6-foot-4, 278 pounds) man. He’s plenty strong too. After all, you don’t earn first team All-Big Ten honors in the trenches by being weak, and you definitely can’t tackle trees to the ground with your bare hands without some serious strength.Yes, that’s right, Zettel brought a tree down with a perfect form tackle. It was captured on video by his teammate Jordan Dudas, and it is a pretty ridiculous sight. If we had to guess, that tree was definitely loose before Zettel sacked it. Still, to a.) be moved to attempt that in the first place and b.) be physically willing and able to do it is impressive enough. Big Ten linemen, quarterbacks and running backs should beware Zettel next fall.last_img read more

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