TOTTENHAM fans cannot agree on their new third kit – with some loving it and others wanting it put in the bin.The club finally released the light-blue, retro-style kit with old-school collar and Nike swoosh yesterday, a month after it was leaked online.4 Spurs have finally released their new third kit for the 2019/20 season and received a mixed reactionCredit: NikeAnd Spurs supporters wasted no time in airing their views on social media.Plenty were delighted with the sky-blue strip.Twitter user @TheresonlyoneEm wrote: “If ‘fit’ was a football shirt…”@craigthfccoys said: “Please take my money.”@Charpercy84 added: “What an absolute beauty.”And @JblincoTHFC tweeted: “This is beautiful! I’m definitely getting one.”But others were not impressed.@LoBargain wrote: “Shocking absolutely shocking.”@NCSpursCOYS added: “These are literally the ugliest things I’ve ever seen.”@MichalBylicki said: “That colour does not look good.”And @JDaviesTHFC simply replied: “No.”4 The kit takes Spurs back to the 1980s where they often used light blue in their change coloursCredit: NikeSpurs have often used light blue for their change kits since the 1980s and were keen to remind supporters of the success enjoyed in the colour in the past.The likes of Glenn Hoddle, Teddy Sheringham, Robbie Keane, Rafael van der Vaart and Gareth Bale all wore light blue in their time at White Hart Lane and the current crop will be hoping to win trophies in it.Striker Harry Kane said: “Everyone will see the retro influence, it’s a tribute to the jersey culture of the ’90s.”When you see the light blue you think of those players who paved the way, and I hope this year we can wear it with pride to go all the way.”Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director Pete Hoppings said: “Tottenham Hotspur have forged a reputation as a fearless and attacking side, so parallels to the style of those players of the past seem especially relevant right now.Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrong”Spurs and light blue is one of those combinations that just looks and feels right, and hopefully the supporters will really embrace it this season.”Fans must stump up £65 for a replica version and a whopping £90 if they want the ‘elite’ kit that the pros wear.Nike also released a retro third kit for Chelsea, leaving fans fuming at the orange trim on the black kit.4 It’s not clear if the gold accessory is an optional extra or whether it was simply used for the photoshootCredit: Nike4 Newcastle, Man City and Spurs are the costliest replica shirts in the PremGet extra savings with The Sun Vouchers including discounts and voucher codes for Nike and similar Fashion voucher code brands.
After taking an elbow, Shaun Livingston grabbed a driving Skal Labissiere with 4:40 left in the second quarter and tempers flared. Officials went to replay review and Livingston received a Flagrant 1.TIP-INSWarriors: F Omri Casspi missed playing against his former team, sitting out a seventh straight game with a sprained right ankle. … Golden State won both meetings in Sacramento but lost twice to the Kings at home. … The Warriors haven’t lost four straight since Feb. 26-March 2, 2013.Kings: Sacramento was trying to become the first Western Conference team since 2014-15 to beat Golden State three times in the same season. … Sacramento signed F Nigel Hayes.ANOTHER MARKGolden State won 55 games for the fourth straight season, the 15th time it has happened in NBA history and first since the Spurs did so five consecutive times from 2012-2017.WELTS TO HALL OF FAMEWarriors chief operating officer Rick Welts was named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, part of a 13-person class that also includes player development consultant and former MVP Steve Nash.UP NEXTWarriors: Host Phoenix on Sunday night, their second-to-last time playing on consecutive nights. The Warriors have beaten the Suns 13 straight times, 12 in a row at home.Kings: At the Lakers on Sunday to open a stretch of four road games before ending the season at home against Houston.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next He drove the baseline and went down with a thud at the 41.8-second mark of the third quarter, hit in the lower body by Carter. McCaw lay still and in agony for about 10 minutes as the crowd quieted. Carter, who was given a Flagrant-1 foul, knelt nearby as medical personnel from both teams along with Warriors coach Steve Kerr rushed out to the baseline beneath Golden State’s basket.Please send up prayers thoughts love to my guy @PMcCaw0! God please heal his body and keep him strong!FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) April 1, 2018 Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kevin Durant had 27 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in his first full game back from a rib injury. Durant had returned Thursday night against Milwaukee but got ejected just before halftime for using vulgarities.Fellow All-Star Klay Thompson played Saturday following an eight-game absence with a broken right thumb and contributed 25 points on 10-for-19 shooting as the defending champions snapped a rare three-game losing streak.Everything appeared peaceful outside Golden 1 Center, where police on horses and officers in riot gear surrounded the arena hours before tipoff. Protesters have joined hands at recent games following the shooting death by police of unarmed black man Stephon Clark on March 18.Warriors guard Patrick McCaw is being transported to UC Davis for further evaluation.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) April 1, 2018Earlier Saturday, former Kings star and Sacramento native Matt Barnes organized a rally and pledged to create a scholarship fund for the children of black men killed by police.Warriors coach Steve Kerr found himself on the defensive before the game for not attending the rally after he pledged his organization’s support to Clark’s family and the community.“I’m coaching the Warriors tonight and we’re kind of busy today,” Kerr said before adding, “I think you guys know our team, we’re very socially aware and active and we’ve got a lot of players who do a lot of good in the community and who care about what’s going on. And we all care about what’s happening here and we’re very compassionate first and foremost to the Clark family but also to the community. We support the protests. Everybody in our organization wants to see a change and wants to see justice.”De’Aaron Fox had 15 points and eight assists and Buddy Hield scored 19 off the bench in the Kings’ fourth straight defeat. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw lays on the court in pain as teammates Jordan Bell, left and Nick Young check on his condition after falling hard to the floor late in the third quarter following a Flagrant 1 foul by Sacramento Kings’s Vince Carter in an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 31, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. McCaw was taken off the court on a stretcher. The Warriors won 112-96. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Golden State guard Patrick McCaw left on a stretcher late in the third quarter of the Warriors’ 112-96 win over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night after a terrifying thud to the floor following an undercut by Vince Carter that appeared unintentional.McCaw was transported to UC Davis Medical Center for further evaluation, the team said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Players for both teams eventually came to the floor as McCaw was placed on a stretcher and wheeled away with his neck stabilized. McCaw, who appeared to be trying to dunk, did a scissor kick in the air over Carter’s right shoulder before landing hard on his troublesome back.Kerr swore and was visibly frustrated and hollered “He knows better,” referring to Carter, before going out to the court to check on his second-year guard. Carter got close to McCaw and offered some words just before the stretcher was pulled away. The two teams then gathered in a huddle before the game resumed.Warriors and Kings come together in thought for Patrick McCaw, just wheeled away on a stretcher with neck stabilized. pic.twitter.com/iufYOXCByD— Janie McCauley (@JanieMcCAP) April 1, 2018ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ PH Jiu-jitsu bet Annie Ramirez proud to inspire women in contact sports Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’
Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View comments Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum reacts after scoring during the first quarter of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks, in Boston, Sunday, April 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — Boston coach Brad Stevens loves the postseason because it offers a chance to “bust narratives.”The Celtics took their first step toward shattering the belief they can’t win without their biggest stars.ADVERTISEMENT Al Horford had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Boston overcame Khris Middleton’s long 3 that beat the fourth-quarter buzzer, topping the Milwaukee Bucks 113-107 in overtime Sunday to open the playoffs.The Celtics led 99-96 with 0.5 seconds left in regulation when Middleton took an inbounds pass on the far right wing and hit a contested 35-footer. Boston outscored Milwaukee 14-8 in the extra period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownTerry Rozier added 23 points, four rebounds and three assists for Boston in his first career playoff start. Jaylen Brown finished with 20 points. Rookie Jayson Tatum added 19 points and 10 rebounds.Rozier said he knows he’s under a spotlight this postseason with Kyrie Irving out for the season following his recent knee surgery. BIG PLAYTatum brought the crowd to its feet early in the first quarter when he took an outlet pass from Horford and went in for fast-break dunk over the outstretched arm of Antetokounmpo .MAKING PROGRESSMarcus Smart, who hasn’t played since March 11 and continues to work his way back from his March 16 surgery to repair a torn ligament, was also on the court getting up some shots before the game. He was recently cleared for non-contact shooting but hasn’t resumed full basketball activities.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Part of the reason the Bucks were in bad spots is because they were hampered by turnovers. They committed 20, leading to 27 Boston points.“That’s not getting shot up,” Middleton said. “We feel like if we get a shot up, we’ll be good.”An acrobatic, spinning layup by Tatum gave Boston a 108-105 lead in overtime.It was 108-106 when Horford snared a rebound and got it ahead to Rozier, who was fouled. He made two free throws to put the Celtics in front 110-106 with 18.8 remaining.Antetokounmpo made one of two foul shots with 14.8 seconds left, but he fouled out of the game while going for the rebound on his miss.Rozier added three free throws to provide the final margin.The game went to extra time following a wild finish in regulation that included back-to-back 3-pointers in the closing seconds.Milwaukee was held to just two field goals over the first seven minutes of the fourth quarter as the Celtics built an 86-76 advantage.The Bucks closed to 89-87 before Marcus Morris made a falling down jumper just inside the arc to make it 91-87.It was 92-91 with less than a minute to play when a pair of free throws by Horford made it 94-91. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Antetokounmpo got free for a dunk. But Horford was steady again after being fouled, connecting on two more from the line with 15.2 seconds left.Out of a timeout, Brogdon got free on the wing and drained a 3 with 10.3 to play to tie it at 96.Rozier dribbled the clock down before crossing over Eric Bledsoe, stepping back and swishing an apparent game-winner with a half-second showing the clock.But after a Milwaukee timeout advanced the ball to half court, Middleton matched it with his own 3 over Brown as time expired.“Both teams are going to keep fighting,” Bucks coach Joe Prunty said. “That’s what this series is going to be. Each little play is going to matter.”TIP-INSBucks: Antetokounmpo has now scored at least 20 points in eight consecutive games against the Celtics. … Outscored the Celtics 58-44 in the paint.Celtics: Improved to 23-20 in postseason overtime games. Except for Horford, who entered the Sunday’s game with 91 career playoff starts, Boston’s other four starters (Tatum, Aron Baynes, Brown, Rozier) had combined to play only one playoff game between them. That lone start belonged to Baynes.QUOTABLE“That was part of our plan, to kind of lull them into a false sense of security.” — Stevens, joking on Boston’s play during Bucks’ 26-4 run in the second quarter to take a 10-point lead Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Pacers rip Cavaliers to snap LeBron NBA playoff streak MOST READ “I just know I gotta step up,” he said. “I know I gotta fill big shoes. I don’t feel no pressure. I’m glad to be in this position.”Game 2 in the best-of-seven series is Tuesday night in Boston.Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 35 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists before fouling out in overtime. Middleton had 31 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Malcolm Brogdon scored all 16 of his points after halftime.After a muted start, things opened for Antetokounmpo. But he said he must do a better job the defensive end against Horford going forward.“He knows what he’s doing down there,” Antetokounmpo said. “Hopefully in Game 2 I won’t play on my heels and I’ll play more on my toes and be able to defend without fouling.”ADVERTISEMENT
Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Sharapova’s coach said the Russian player was waiting courtside when they were informed of Williams’ withdrawal.“It was a shock,” Thomas Hogstedt said. “We were ready. We prepared a long time for this match.”Their match had shaped up as the most-anticipated of the women’s tournament, even though Williams has won 19 of 21 previous head-to-head encounters, including the past 18 in a row.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Serena Williams of the U.S. serves against Germany’s Julia Georges during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, June 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )PARIS — Serena Williams called off her Grand Slam comeback because of a chest muscle injury on Monday, pulling out of the French Open shortly before she was supposed to play Maria Sharapova in the fourth round.“It’s extremely disappointing,” Williams said during a news conference at Roland Garros. “But also, I made a promise to myself and to my coach and to my team that if I’m not at least 60 percent or 50 percent, then I probably shouldn’t play.”ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Williams, who has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, said she can’t hit serves because of a problem with her right pectoral muscle. Her voice trembled a bit as she explained that she will get an MRI exam and consult with doctors before figuring out what will happen next for her.“The fact that I physically can’t serve at all is a good indication that maybe I should just go back to the drawing board and stay positive,” Williams said, “and try to get better and not get it to a point where it could be a lot worse.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe 36-year-old American was competing at a major tournament for the first time in 16 months — and for the first time since giving birth to her daughter last September.Sharapova wished Williams a speedy recovery and a rapid return to the tour in a two-sentence statement released by French Open organizers. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Djokovic’s next French Open foe was cleared of match-fixing “I was looking forward to my match against Serena and am disappointed that she had to withdraw,” Sharapova said.Williams said her chest began hurting in her third-round singles victory over 11th-seeded Julia Goerges on Saturday.“It was really painful,” Williams said, “and I didn’t know what it was.”Despite that, Williams played in a doubles loss alongside her older sister, Venus, on Sunday and tried to limit the pain by taping up the muscle. But nothing was effective enough that Williams thought she could continue in Paris.Her withdrawal allows Sharapova, a two-time French Open champion, to move into the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film View comments
A serious challenge to the stability, peace and security that Liberia now enjoys, is the proliferation of small arms and light weapons. The ECOWAS convention which seeks to curb the proliferation of small arms and light weapons in West Africa was adopted by Heads of Member States ten years ago and since then a number of community based project have been initiated in country for its implementation.The other day, I was reminded by one of the volunteer peace messengers of an old Liberian expression that goes like this, “Baboon will share cola nut” which translates literarily to ‘brutality looms when peace settlement fails.” Similarly, we subject ourselves to crisis, if we keep our small arms and light weapons. Nearly every day, in countries where small arms are not under strict control, people are killed or injured as a result of uncontrolled small arms and light weapons. We are all witnesses to the current happenings in France, Belgium, Mali and Tunisia. Back home, we have noticed the rise in armed robberies and the use of small weapons.The Liberia National Commission on Small Arms, known as LiNCSA is responsible to registering and marking all small arms and weapons. The LiNCSA is established to help keep Liberia safe and secure.In order to prevent large-scale emergencies, we need to strengthen the core capacities of our Army, Police, Immigration (BIN) Customs and Corrections officers to detect and respond rapidly to small arms transfers. Turning blind eyes to small arms and light weapons transfers in particularly porous border crossing, as we most often tend to do with our neighbors is never the way to control small arms. According to the Chairman of LiNCSA, “It is our ardent hope that there will be greater cooperation amongst state security institutions for the consolidation of peace in the country.”The worst sin an individual can commit is to harm others with small arms intended only for trained military personnel. We need to play a role in the control of small arms by reporting it. As young people, it’s crucial that weapons are not transported into Liberia and Liberians should not keep arms in their homes.The challenges ahead are huge but not insurmountable. There is the need to put in place legal and regulatory frameworks for effective small arms control, build capacity of security agencies and hot spot communities as well as manage our border communities. If you observe, hear or see anything that risks the peace of this country, report it to security forces that have the mandate to deal with it. Illicit possession of small arms is illegal and should be strongly discouraged among everyone particularly young people.In the months ahead, it’s particularly important that the lessons learned from other countries and the synergies among participating countries are translated into concrete actions. An awareness campaign is in the offing for the control of small arms and the support of all Liberians would be needed to ensure a successful campaign. The control of small arms and light weapons in Liberia is a matter of national priority.Until next week when we continue our series on the involvement of youth in peace and security issues, Peace First, Peace above all else, May Peace Prevail in our generation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Principle Magistrate Faith McGusty remanded a 29-year-old South Ruimveldt resident when he appeared before her at a city Magistrates’ Courts and pleaded not guilty to charges of breaking and entering and larceny.Akeem Prince stood before Magistrate McGusty and denied that between June 1 and June 25, 2019, at South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, he broke and entered the dwelling place of Romario Prince and stole a number of items which amounted to a total cost of $2.3 million.Prosecutor Seon Blackman informed the Court that the defendant is known to the Virtual Complainant since they are cousins. The Court further heard that on the day in question, neighbours observed Prince, who was already in the house.The neighbours, having noticed that he was removing household items, informed the Police, who arrived at the scene and managed to apprehend him.Objections were made to bail being granted on the grounds that the defendant was caught committing the act and that the stolen items were of high value.As a result, Magistrate McGusty remanded Prince to prison and adjourned his case to July 19.
…gunmen escape with TV, $11,000Fifty-three-year-old Darrell Breedy of Lot 2037 Hummingbird Street, Festival City, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was shot and killed in the wee hours of Saturday morning after two gunmen broke into his home and robbed him of $11,000 and his television.Dead: Darrell BreedyAccording to a relative of the now dead man, the incident occurred at about 03:30h on Saturday morning.Breedy’s mother was in the upper flat with his step-son while the now dead man was in his bedroom in the lower flat and his step-daughter was in her bedroom, also located in the lower flat.This newspaper was told that the two armed bandits removed a few window panes to gain entry into the home. According to reports, one of the men rushed into Breedy’s bedroom, while the other ran into Breedy’s step-daughter’s room to keep her quiet.“From what I know, the one who was in his room had a gun threatening him. But somehow he (Breedy) and the gunman ended up in a scuffle…that is when he was shot,” the relative related.Having shot Breedy, the men gabbed the cash and the television and made good their escape.Meanwhile, according to one of Breedy’s nephews, just a few weeks ago, two men robbed him of his motorcycle and it is believed that it is the very men who are responsible for Saturday morning’s attack.The window through which the gunmen gained entry to the home“They took his XR motorcycle and thing, his watch and so on. Now they come back and gone inside his house and stole things plus killed him,” the young man added.Breedy was a tout outside the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.He leaves to mourn his wife, who is on vacation, his mother and two stepchildren.
The Hacienda La Puente Unified School District will spend $1 million to give new Dell laptop computers to 1,900 students to prepare them for a technology-dependent world. Those in fifth, seventh and ninth grades will be expected to write papers, perform research and complete in-class assignments on the computers. Funding will come from a different sources including the district’s general fund, technology grants, special education funding, and a technology voucher from settlement between California and Microsoft Corp. Implementing a laptop program has been a long-term goal of the district,” Michael Droe, chief technology officer, told the school board Thursday. “Giving students access to computers will help prepare students for college and to be competitive for jobs,” Droe said. Students getting the computers live in the Wilson and Workman high school attendance areas. The district plans to spend $550 per student to outfit them with a computer. District laptop programs are not uncommon – Fisler School in the Fullerton School District has a similar program, as do school districts Virginia and Hawaii. Hacienda officials visited Fisler to observe how students used computers in class. But Hacienda’s program is unique – Verizon will install DSL in homes at no cost. Additionally, parents will own the laptop when the student completes the eighth grade if they remain in district. Students will get a new computer in ninth grade and can keep it once they graduate from high school. Parents and students must attend an orientation and parents will sign a contract acknowledging responsibility for the computer. With technology playing a large role in students’ lives, Droe said teachers are learning that the more access students have to computers, their typing and researching skills improve. Technology has also impacted the way students talk to their peers, Droe said. David Thompson, a social studies and computer teacher at Grandview Middle School, said students pepper their conversations with cyber-lingo. “JK” (just kidding) and “LOL” (laugh out loud), are frequent expressions used by middle school students. For students who are not “techno-savvy,” Thompson said, tasks such as typing search terms on Google, and saving word documents are difficult. The longtime teacher relies on the computer for everything – he even has his students answer discussion questions through a message board. Board members praised the program Thursday. “The computer is used for everything,” Joseph Chang said, who added that with many textbooks accessible online, teaching has changed. District officials plan to prevent theft of the computers by installing tracking devices and requiring students who report a laptop stolen more than twice to restrict use for school only. email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Fort St. John’s City Council looked over the first draft of the 2016 operating budget, presented by Director of Finances Mike Roy.“It’s part of an ongoing discussion,” said City Manager Dianne Hunter, mentioning that the Capital Budget has gone before Council and a public meeting. “But now it’s time to turn our attention to the day-to-day operations of the municipality, and whether or not you’d like to amend or modify different areas of the operations.”Excluding self-funded utilities such as sewage and water, the operating budget for 2016 is currently set at 8,049,745, from 10,387,268 allocated in funding. The budget for those self-funded operations is expected to be 1,172,545.- Advertisement -Without projects in 2016 factored in, the budget sits at 76,822,411, with 95,924,498 available.The operating budget is presented now with the acknowledgment that there are amounts subject to change as property assessments take place later on.“Based on 2015 assessment numbers, required revenue would increase tax rates by 3.7% – final tax rate change is pending finalization of assessment numbers for 2016,” the presentation reads.Advertisement The City says a 2015 representative home assessment in Fort St. John was $352,146, and with that assessment in mind, the property tax is projected to increase by $65.32 — to 1,812.25 in 2016 from 1,746.93 in 2015. This is equivalent to 18 cents per day.One reason for the increase is that the majority of the growth occurring in the city is residential, as opposed to commercial. According to Roy, the costs of providing services to residential-zoned property is generally 1.67-2 times higher.Roy said there are external pressures building the budget, mostly keeping taxes balanced. BC Hydro rates are capped at 4% for 2016, and property insurance is increasing by 6.5% — due to the fire of the North Peace Gymnastic’s Club building fire.On the other hand, the City faces opposing pressures from federal taxpayer associations and federations to keep taxes low.Advertisement The costs of city services outlined is about $7.07 each day per resident, covering:Protective Services: $1.74Transportation Services (roads): $1.28General Government Services: $1.16Recreation and Culture: $1.12Sewer Utilities: $0.57Water Utilities: $.056Transit Services: $0.33Environmental Development: $0.21Public Health and Welfare: $0.10A public meeting for residents to attend regarding the operating budget will be held on December 14th, 2015 at 6 PM.
Fiorella Castillo first came to talkSPORT’s attention ahead of the 2014 World Cup, when the Argentine model was captured on video juggling the ball while wearing high heels. Well, she’s been showing off her silky skills again – check out the video above!