Robert Griffin lll Tweets Hes Cleared to Play Football

Operation Patience….Complete. Cleared. To God Be The Glory— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) August 30, 2013 Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was cleared Thursday by his surgeon to play when the regular season opens on Sept. 9. However, coach Mike Shanahan was cautious when telling reporters the good news.”There’s a couple of concerns that he has,” Shanahan said to reporters. ”I’ll talk to Robert over the weekend, and I’ll let you guys know on Monday.”Griffin wasn’t available for questioning on the matter, but the team is expecting him to start against the Philadelphia Eagles.“That’s just the type of player Robert is, just his will and determination to be back on that field,” said teammate Alfred Morris. “I’m not surprised, and I’m looking forward to him coming out and having a good game.”The 2012 Offensive Rookie of The Year participated in the coin toss, but watched the preseason game 30-12 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from the sideline. At the conclusion of the game Griffin tweeted, “Operation Patience complete: Cleared” read more

Maritime Institute to officially become University on September 28

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, September 21, 2017 – Kingston – The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) will officially become Caribbean Maritime University on World Maritime Day, September 28, at an official Charter Day ceremony to be held at the National Arena in Kingston.   This follows passage of relevant legislation in Parliament earlier this year to grant the institution university status and to confer degrees, awards, certificates, diplomas and other academic distinctions.The Charter Day ceremony, which will be open to the public, will get under way at 3:00 pm, ending at approximately 10:00 pm with fireworks and a logo burn that will be visible across the capital city.   More than 5,000 persons are expected to attend, including several regional heads of state and other officials from around the world.Among the guests will be the university’s first Chancellor, His Royal Majesty King Drolor Bosso Adamtey I, king of one of the largest tribes in Ghana.   Included in the Charter Day activities will be the installation of a president and a deputy president.Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on Tuesday (September 19), Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, said with university status, the governance structure of the institution will change.“There is a transition policy as enshrined in the (Caribbean Maritime University) Act, so we are moving from a Board to a council and from an executive director to a president.   The current Board becomes the council and the existing executive director, unless otherwise so determined, will now become the first president of the new university,” he explained.The university, which was established in 1980 with 30 students, has grown significantly over the years. Enrolment increased from 300 students in 2007 to just under 5,000 in 2017.Senator Reid, in hailing the growth as “remarkable”, noted that according university status is a natural step as the institution establishes itself as a leader in its class.“I don’t think we’ve had another tertiary institution that has grown as exponentially as CMI, but it’s exciting for all of us.   This is another layer of the growth prospects that we seek in Jamaica.   We are making the connections with education, training and industry, and this is a massive part of our armoury in transforming the Jamaican education and economic landscape,” he pointed out.The Minister noted further that the granting of university status will, among other things, allow for the CMI to access global grant funding from various agencies and entities worldwide, which will enable the institution to better administer its functions and perform its role as a national economic driver through education, training and certification.The CMI continues to make a significant contribution to the Jamaican economy by bridging the employment gap, with approximately 85 per cent of CMI graduates being placed in jobs within six months of graduation.The Palisadoes-based institution is the only international entity approved for maritime training in Jamaica, with 80 per cent of the teaching/support personnel and 50 per cent of the board of directors drawn from organisations within the industry.Release: JIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

BSE Sensex surges over 400 points situation still grim says Pai

first_imgBangalore, Oct1 8 (ANI): Even as the BSE Sensex rose to its highest since November 2010 on Friday, rallying over 400 points in pre-noon trade, Former Infosys Chairman, Mohandas Pai said the economic situation was still grim.last_img

Karnataka SSLC result 2019 declared today Check your class 10 score here

first_imgRepresentational image for Karnataka SSLC result 2019FacebookKarnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) has finally announced the results of SSLC examinations 2019 at 12.00 on April 30 and students can download the Class 10 score card from its official website.In a statement to the media, SR Umashankar, Principal Secretary of Primary and Secondary Education Department, revealed that the SSLC 2019 results would be made available on the official website of KSEEB at 12.00 pm on Tuesday. The students, who have appeared 10th class exams would get to see their results in their respective schools on Wednesday, May 1.SR Umashankar added that the Board had initially planned to declare the the SSLC 2019 results on May 2. But since everything has been digitalised, it was able to complete the entire process within the stipulated time. Hence, it decided to change the date and announce the results on April 30.The KSEEB conducted the SSLC (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) exams from March 21 to April 4 this year and 8.41 students have appeared for the Class 10th examinations. Over 60,000 teachers took around 26 days for evaluating the the answer scripts over 8.41 lakh student.”We started the evaluation on April 10 and completed on April 24. On April 25 few papers went for evaluation. After that, we just took another five days to compile the results,” said KSEEB director V Sumangala adding, “Despite the Lok Sabha, we managed to announce the results in record time.”V Sumangala also said that she had already infirmed all the high schools to download the results using their logins immediately after they are announced and make them available for the students in their respective places.The students and parents, who are waiting for the results, can see their scores on this website. Here are some easy steps to download the Karnataka SSLC result 2019. Follow themHow to check your Karnataka SSLC / Class 10 Result 2019Step 1: Click this official websitesStep 2: Enter your login details such as roll number, hall ticket numberStep 3: Your result will be displayed on the screenStep 4: Download the KAR SSLC result sheetHowever, Karnataka SSLC examinations were held between March 8 and April 6 in 2018. The KSEEB recorded the pass percentage 71.93%, which was higher than 2017’s pass percentage of 67.87%. It should be seen that the board would see any further improvement this year. read more

Writ filed against HC order to admit Shahidul to hospital

first_imgDetective Branch of police produces Shahidul Alam, who was picked up by plainclothes men earlier, before a Dhaka court Monday. Photo: Shuvra Kanti DasThe government filed a writ petition with the Appellate Division seeking stay on the High Court order that asked the authorities concerned to admit Shahidul Alam, now on a 7-day remand, to hospital for treatment, reports UNB.After a short hearing, chamber judge Hasan Foez Siddique sent the writ petition to the full bench of the Supreme Court for hearing on Thursday.The High Court on Tuesday asked the authorities concerned to send noted photographer Shahidul to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) as soon as possible for his medical treatment.An HC bench of justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain and justice Md Iqbal Kabir passed the order following a writ petition filed by Shahidul Alam’s wife Rehnuma Ahmed.The court also asked the relevant authorities to form a medical board to examine his health and submit a report on his health condition on Thursday.Rehnuma filed the writ petition challenging the legality of remanding her husband Shahidul Alam for interrogation.On Monday, Dhaka additional chief metropolitan magistrate Asaduzzaman Nur placed Shahidul Alam on a seven-day remand for interrogation in a case filed under the controversial Section 57 of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) Act.Detective Branch (DB) inspector Arman Ali, also the investigation officer of the case, produced the photographer before the court seeking a 10-day remand.Detectives detained Shahidul Alam, also chairman of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, from his Dhanmondi residence on Sunday night following his Facebook posts on the ongoing student protests.Later, police filed a case against him with Ramna police station.last_img read more

Pompeo calls on Imran Khan to act against terrorists

first_imgMike Pompeo, Imran KhanUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pressed new Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan in a phone call to take “decisive action” against “terrorists” operating in Pakistan, the State Department said Thursday.Pompeo wished Khan success in the wake of his being sworn in as prime minister in Islamabad Saturday after a victory in national elections on 25 July, said State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert.”Secretary Pompeo expressed his willingness to work with the new government towards a productive bilateral relationship,” Nauert said in a statement.He also “raised the importance of Pakistan taking decisive action against all terrorists operating in Pakistan and its vital role in promoting the Afghan peace process.”Washington has pressured Pakistan for years to crack down on the branches of the Taliban and the notorious Haqqani network operating the country, both of which have been designated as terror groups by the United States.Ties with the US cooled in January when president Donald Trump accused Pakistan of “lies” and “duplicity” in the war on terror, suspending military assistance worth hundreds of millions of dollars.Khan has raised concerns that he will remain tolerant of the groups, willing to hold talks with the militants and having sought support in the election from religious hardliners.Before the election he repeatedly blamed Pakistan’s participation in the US-led anti-terror campaign for the surge in terrorism on home soil over the last decade.last_img read more

GOP Efforts To Repeal Obamacare May Be Failing But Theyre Still Affecting

first_imgJorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTNora Chovanec canceled her health plan under Obamacare because of uncertainty about the law’s future.Nora Chovanec showed off the chickens in her backyard last March while talking about a newly proposed Republican health care bill to replace Obamacare.The 29-year-old was on a health care plan through the online marketplace created by Obamacare. It allows people who don’t get insurance through an employer to buy a plan on their own.Under the GOP plan proposed at the time, Chovanec was poised to get some more money.“I, as a young healthy person, would actually benefit,” she said. “This plan would save me money on my taxes at the end of the year.”But Chovanec said the plan didn’t sit right with her because older and sicker people would be forced to pay more.The bill eventually died in Congress. And so did another Republican plan. Chovanec said she’s been watching each of the bills closely.“I definitely have been worried this year,” she said, “because I didn’t know if I was going to continue to have health insurance, if the whole marketplace was going to disappear, if they were going to change it, and I was going to have really terrible health insurance or my premium was going to skyrocket.”The latest Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is unlikely to pass at this point. With a deadline at the end of the week, the bill, known as Graham-Cassidy, is three votes short. It’s the third major GOP effort this year to get rid of Obamacare.The possibility that Obamacare could be repealed has affected Texans like Chovanec. In fact, the uncertainty made her think it would be better to get rid of her Obamacare plan.“Actually, just two weeks ago I made the decision to go on my husband’s health insurance,” she said.Chovanec said she’s lucky to have that option to fall back on, but the decision wasn’t easy.For one thing, her premiums under her husband’s insurance are more expensive. Under her Obamacare plan, she paid $180 a month. Now she pays $270 a month.More importantly, Chovanec said, she didn’t want to leave Obamacare because of what it meant.“When I called to cancel my insurance – even though I’m going to get better health insurance that’s more expensive – I still felt sad,” she said. “I felt sad in leaving this kind of larger, in my mind, social good. And so, I didn’t want to have to jump ship. I felt like I was forced into it, because I didn’t know whether I was going to have insurance in a couple of months.” Fingers crossedThe feeling is shared by many people watching the health care debate. No one really knows what their choices will be next year.That’s been a problem for Victoria Tisor, who also talked to KUT back in March.Tisor, 60, couldn’t find a plan she could afford in the Obamacare marketplace, so she decided to risk it.“I went without health care insurance this year,” she said. She joined a wellness center and started an exercise routine. “[I] focused on my health, instead of my sickness.”Tisor said everything is working out fine – for now.“Where I am vulnerable is if an accident happens, something catastrophic,” she said. “I wouldn’t be covered. So, of course I’m following all the bills that are coming up and what is going on.”So far, Tisor said, none of those Republican repeal bills have been good news for her situation. But she said she hasn’t given up completely on finding a plan.She said if Obamacare is still around during open enrollment in November, she plans to shop around.“I am going to look again, you know?” Tisor said. “And if I feel like I can find an insurance policy that I can afford that covers something, then I’ll probably make that decision.”In a few years Tisor will have her own backup plan: She’ll be eligible for Medicare. Sharecenter_img Single-payer health careBoth Chovanec and Tisor said they were encouraged by at least one health care bill that was introduced in Congress this year.“My little bit of hope, though, is that maybe with all this insanity, we’ll get a national single-payer health care system,” Chovanec said, referring to a bill introduced by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.Tisor said she’s excited that single payer is being talked about, again. She said she’s been following the issue since the 1990s.“Single payer would obviously be more cost-effective for the entire country,” she said. “I mean, that would be the best.”For now, of course, a single-payer bill faces even worse odds in Congress than any of the Republican bills that have been proposed so far.last_img read more

Morgan State University Awarded 2M Grant from UNCF

first_imgAfter months of planning, Morgan State University this week made a joint announcement with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) detailing the award of a five-year $2-million grant from the UNCF to create the UNCF® Career Pathways Initiative (CPI). The initiative is designed to assist and guide university graduates as they make their way into the real world and begin to look for jobs to jumpstart their careers. Morgan State is one of the 24 colleges and universities in the country currently awarded grants that reach a grand total of $35.3 million. As a recipient of this award, Morgan State will now work alongside Norfolk State University and Tennessee State University in improving job outcomes for all their graduates.The entire program is possible thanks to a grant from the Lily Endowment Inc. The UNCF® Career Pathways Initiative is a unique pilot program for select historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and predominantly Black institutions (PBIs) to assist them in enhancing the career readiness of their 54,000 enrolled students. Many of these students will be the first in their families to earn college degrees. The majority of students are from low-to-moderate–income families and must receive federal financial aid to pursue their undergraduate studies.Morgan State’s goal for the initiative is for students to readily attain academic success, obtaining degrees on time and be prepared to fulfill the needs of future career opportunities. Morgan State University President David Wilson echoed that objective, in stating “We are very pleased to have Morgan included as one of the select universities to participate in the implementation of the UNCF® Career Pathways Initiative; further expanding our value proposition as an institution dedicated, not only to graduating our students with a high-quality education, but also assisting their transition into sustainable careers afterwards.” In believing an initiative like this is something which is greatly needed, Wilson went on to say: “The resources made available as a result of this grant will provide much-needed support in our ongoing efforts to prepare students to meet the growing needs of employers, particularly in high-demand career areas, while increasing their likelihood of future success beyond degree attainment.”last_img read more