Dublin Horse Show swings into action

first_imgThey’ll be treated to 14 International Show Jumping Events as well as classes, competitions and 300 trade stalls.Prize money of nearly €1 million is on offer this year.last_img

Cultural Wear for Golf Excites Runsewe

first_img“I will take so many things home from this. Especially with this creation of wears, I must have taken a lot of Nigerians out of joblessness. The way thousands of golfers are warming up to this new line of golf wears is totally unbelievable. For one, this project will empower hundreds of tailors across the nation”.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture [NCAC], Otunba Olusegun Runsewe is excited that 400 players will adorn the cultural golf wears on Saturday to wrap up the week-long national cultural festival in Benin.The cultural golf was endorsed by the revered Benin monarch, Oba Ewuare11, a development which makes Runsewe take pride in seeing his work fluttering across Benin, the traditional home of culture.“When your performances is unrivalled”, says Runsewe, “you must have made history. You know his Majesty commands perfect respect. And for him to honor me in this manner means his Eminence endorsing these cultural golf wears which I refer to as my ‘trademark of self-belief’ is simply out of the ordinary. Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture [NCAC], Otunba Olusegun Runsewelast_img read more

MLB trade rumors: Nationals could consider moving Max Scherzer

first_imgThey could start building around Juan Soto and Patrick Corbin rather than Scherzer or Anthony Rendon, who the team could also move at the deadline as he is in the final year of his deal and will be a free agent this offseason.At this point it’s just speculation, but the Nationals have been so disappointing these last couple of years that many thought they would sell off some of their biggest assets. Some believed they wanted to trade Bryce Harper at the deadline last year and they reportedly almost did to the Astros.So they’ve thought about making big moves already and moving Scherzer would be an absolutely huge move. But Washington has again started off this season with disappointment and sits in fourth place in the National League East (28-35), eight games back of the Phillies.If the Nationals look as if they will again finish around or below .500 again — they went 82-80 last season — then maybe ownership looks to make some significant moves to bring different faces in. Here is what Heyman said:”We could see some huge, huge players on the market…it’s possibly, certainly that (the Nationals) would consider, if things again turn south for them to trade Max Scherzer who is one of the top free-agent signings of all time. Still has two years to go, still performing, but makes big money, they’ve got a little bit of a transition in ownership to the son Mark Lerner from Ted, so (it’s) something to look at.”Scherzer has two years after this season remaining on the seven-year, $210 million deal he signed with the Nationals in 2015. Related News MLB trade rumors: Phillies deal for Jay Bruce ‘is complete’center_img MLB trade rumors: Mariners ‘trying to trade everyone’ The biggest name on the trade market might not be Madison Bumgarner.According to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, the Nationals could consider trading three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer. This is a big if, but Heyman put forth a scenario in which it could happen on the “Big Time Baseball” podcast with Josh Lewin.last_img read more

Four Wellington USD 353 teachers at state capitol this weekend as statehouse legislators hammer out school finance bill

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -4 Vote up Vote down iceman318 · 331 weeks ago I like the new write up and hope it gets schools back on track. If teachers do their job they have nothing to fear with the new funding law. I have never been in favor of tenure. Report Reply 0 replies · active 331 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Credence · 331 weeks ago Welcome to the world of private employment! No one in the private sector receives “tenure” and are subject to dismissal under the right to work law. Employment at will allows both employers and employees to terminate employment without notice. In the private sector employees are evaluated on a regular basis and their continued employment can be affected by their personal evaluations unlike the public sector. Also few if any employees receive employment contracts so their positions are not secure due to contract obligations. I have never been in favor of the tenure protection provided to teachers. I understand the concern about the “political” issues, but employees in the private sectors also face these same issues. Having said that, I also believe teachers deserve more in the way of compensation, but it should be based on measurable criteria, just as it is in the private sector. I do not begrudge anyone for trying to get all they can but there has to be some accountability and some concern for those paying the bill. As I understand it, education consumes over 60% of the state budget now. I have no problem paying more taxes for teachers compensation or education in general, but I also believe there has to be accountability for how these tax dollars are spent. Every year we hear the same song that we need to spend more for education, but at some point we are going to reach our limit on how much more we can pay. Report Reply 0 replies · active 331 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Four teachers representing Wellington USD 353 were in attendance at the Kansas State Capitol this weekend as part of a large contingency of Kansas National Education Association who were there as the Kansas House and Senate haggled over a school finance bill.Those attending from Wellington include:•Linda Ballard, Walnut Valley UniServ President,•Brenda Gray Wellington NEA President,•Cynthia Tracy Wellington NEA Vice- President and Sarah House, and member of the 2014/2015 WNEA Negotiations team.Over 475 Local KNEA Delegates were represented. The House voted 67-55 against a bill aimed at answering a state Supreme Court ruling that found wealth disparities between property-rich and property-poor school districts. Teachers at the Kansas State Capitol today.last_img read more