‘Jobs for America’s Graduates’ set to expand

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Indiana’s award-winning Jobs for America’s Graduates program, which helps high school students achieve success through graduation, will be expanding in the upcoming school year as part of Governor Eric Holcomb’s goal to add 250 more programs throughout the state.In Indiana, between 8,000 to 10,000 high school students drop out each year, and 40 percent of those never enter the workforce. But through JAG, more of those students are finishing school and preparing for future careers at the same time. In the 2017-18 academic year, 95 percent of students enrolled in a JAG program graduated from high school.JAG Indiana is administered by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and is funded by state and federal dollars. JAG is a workforce preparation program, which allows students to receive class credit by completing the course. The program helps students learn in-demand employability skills and provides a bridge to post-secondary education and career advancement opportunities.Beginning with just 12 schools in 2006, JAG Indiana has grown to be the largest affiliate in the national network, with 135 programs statewide. Now it’s about to get even bigger, with plans to add four more programs in the upcoming school year. The expansion is part of Gov. Holcomb’s plan that he announced during his last State of the State address to ultimately add a total of 250 more programs. Click here to watch Brianna Morse discuss JAG expansion.Gov. Holcomb’s plans to grow the program in Indiana follow his election as chair of JAG’s National Board of Directors. JAG was founded in 1980 and has programs in 1,000 schools across the country. He began serving his term on Jan. 1.“I’m committed to expanding JAG; it works,” the governor said during his State of the State address. “So, as we evaluate programs over the next year, we’ll maximize existing resources and work with the private sector to add 250 more programs all across Indiana within the next seven years.”Adding 250 more programs will enable JAG Indiana to increase the number of students it serves each school year, from 6,500 to more than 25,000.The success of JAG Indiana is reflected in the recent honor it earned from JAG’s national office in Alexandria, Virginia. For the fourth consecutive year, JAG Indiana received the prestigious “5 of 5” Award for meeting five goals set by the national organization, including exceeding graduation-rate and job-placement milestones. Watch Morse discuss exceeding the 5 of 5 goals.“This year, JAG Indiana exceeded the national goals for student graduation, employment and post-secondary education participation,” said Brianna Morse, DWD Director of Youth Initiatives. “JAG Indiana students set the bar for meeting industry demands for a skilled and committed workforce, as they are truly leaders within their school and community, trained in today’s most in-demand employability skills.  The Jobs for America’s graduates program provides students with a competitive advantage in the job market, as our supports and program mentors help them achieve success on their career path.”JAG Indiana’s 95 percent graduation rate during the last academic year exceeded the 90 percent benchmark set by the national office.It also achieved:75 percent job placement, including the military, exceeding the 60 percent goal88 percent positive outcome (landing a job, joining the military, or continuing onto post-secondary education, exceeding the 80 percent goal90 percent in full-time placement, exceeding the goal of 80 percent75 percent in full-time jobs, exceeding the goal of 60 percent.In addition, all 12 of DWD’s regions throughout the state received “5 of 5” awards, while 60 of the 135 individual programs did.last_img read more

EPL: Reds feast on Hornets

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Watford vs. Liverpool Venue: Vicarage Road Kick off: 6:30PMLiverpool’s march towards Premier League immortality takes them to Vicarage Road this evening as they face Watford with yet more history beckoning. Just 12 points from claiming the title, Jurgen Klopp’s side would set a new Premier League record for consecutive victories should they chalk up a 19th in a row this weekend, but take on a Watford side that ran them close in the reverse fixture at Anfield. Twelve points is all Liverpool need to finally put their league title ghost to bed as they head into another week with another record available for their relentless and remarkable team. When Manchester City went a full half-season without dropping a single point in 2017-18, it was suggested that such a feat would never be repeated, yet Liverpool got to within one of the record earlier this season before subsequently winning each of their last 18 games to match Pep Guardiola’s centurions. Klopp’s class of 2019-20 have perhaps not done it in such spectacular fashion, but should they claim a 19th successive win as expected this weekend, then it would be another piece of evidence in the growing argument that this is one of the greatest teams English football has ever seen. The stats certainly suggest so: Monday night’s 3-2 triumph over West Ham United was closer than many expected, but it means that Liverpool have now gained as many points as Manchester United’s treble-winners from 1998-99 and as many wins as Arsenal’s Invincibles from 2003-04. Those are two teams unanimously included in the argument of the best ever, and yet Liverpool have matched their league feats with a whopping 11 games of the season remaining. The Reds are also closing in on the Invincibles in the unbeaten stakes with the West Ham win taking their tally to 44, just five short of the all-time record in English football held by Arsene Wenger’s side. Liverpool have dropped just 10 points from 132 available in that time and have taken a staggering 106 from the last 108 on offer, which is an unprecedented run of form leaving them on course to gain a scarcely-believable tally of 112 points this season alone. Klopp’s description of his players as ‘mentality monsters’ becomes more apt every week, with Monday’s result the 18th game they have won by a single-goal margin across all competitions this season, while they have also triumphed on penalties twice. Now masters of getting the job done, Liverpool’s lead at the top of the table stands at 22 points and leaves them needing only 12 more – or four more wins – to finally confirm the inevitability of their first top-flight title in 30 years. With such a commanding lead the challenge will be to ensure that the players do not get distracted by other factors in their treble bid, particularly with an FA Cup clash away to Chelsea coming up and the must-win second leg against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League looming next month. The narrow margin by which Liverpool have won many of their games this season has helped to stave off the threat of complacency, though, and they know just how tricky a proposition Watford can be after the reverse tie at Anfield in December. The Hornets were rock-bottom with only nine points and one win from 16 games when they travelled to Merseyside for what was Nigel Pearson’s first game in charge and, while they ultimately lost 2-0, they arguably deserved a point having spurned a couple of golden chances to snatch something from the game against all the odds. Watford’s improved performance was soon reflected in their results, though, with that Liverpool loss proving to be their only defeat in Pearson’s first eight games at the helm across all competitions – a run of form which briefly lifted them out of the relegation zone. However, that honeymoon period is now well and truly over and Watford welcome the champions-elect having lost four of their last five games across all competitions, including defeats to Liverpool’s Merseyside neighbours Tranmere Rovers and Everton. The Everton defeat, which came in their most recent home game, was particularly galling as Watford failed to win a Premier League match at Vicarage Road after being two goals ahead for the first time, conceding twice in first-half stoppage time and then again in second-half stoppage time. Only West Ham and Norwich City have picked up fewer points in front of their own fans this season, although the Hornets have also only lost five of their 13 home games – the same number as fourth-placed Chelsea. Since the Everton defeat Pearson’s side have drawn at Brighton & Hove Albion and been well beaten by Manchester United, leaving them right back in the relegation mire with 11 games of the season remaining. The situation is certainly less bleak than when they last faced Liverpool – the gap to safety now is only one point – but they know that they need to stop the rot sooner rather than later with the clubs around them all capable of picking up unexpected results. Watford may need to do the same with three of the top four to come in their next six games, although there are not many stats to encourage them against Liverpool. Indeed, the Hornets are the joint-lowest scorers in the Premier League this season and come up against the league’s best defence, which has kept 10 clean sheets in their last 12 top-flight matches. Watford possible XI: Foster, Dawson, Kabasele, Cathcart, Masina, Hughes, Capoue, Sarr, Doucoure, Deulofeu, Deeney. Liverpool possible XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane.Tags: ArsenalLiverpoolManchester CityManchester UnitedPep GuardiolaWatfordlast_img read more

Kento Momota suffers minor injury in road accident

first_imgKuala Lumpur: World No. 1 shuttler Kento Momota was injured in a traffic accident in Malaysia on early Monday. The 25-year-old is in a stable condition despite a minor injury, police and badminton officials said. The van carrying Momota to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) collided with a 30-ton lorry from behind, killing the Malaysian driver of the van on the spot, according to the police as well as the local fire and rescue department. The other passengers in the van were UK badminton court official William Thomas who operates the hawkeye system operator, Japanese assistant coach Hirayama Yu and physiologist Morimoto Arkifuki. They were rushed to a nearby hospital to receive treatment. IANSAlso Read: Srikanth gets 1st round bye in Hong Kong as Momota pulls outAlso Watch: AJYCP observed ‘Black Day’ against CAA 2019 in Nagaonlast_img read more

Jones stands out at Pac-12 Media Day

first_imgOn most nights, sophomore guard Maurice Jones’ age would have prevented him from entering the Conga Room at L.A. Live.Yet on Friday afternoon, Jones, the youngest player and only sophomore chosen to represent his team at the annual Pac-12 Conference Men’s Basketball Media Day, found himself sitting on the stage at the popular nightclub alongside USC coach Kevin O’Neill.“[Jones] has to lead,” O’Neill said. “That is a hard thing to do for a guy that is just starting his sophomore year.”As one of only two returning players that scored a point for the Trojans last season, Jones will be counted on for more than just leadership.Last season, Jones mostly played shooting guard. When senior guard Jio Fontan suffered an ACL tear during an exhibition game this summer in Brazil that could sideline him the entire season, however, O’Neill announced that Jones would play point guard. Nevertheless, O’Neill stressed that Jones will be counted on to score, in addition to distributing the ball.“[Jones] has to be in attack mode all the time,” O’Neill said. “He has got to be prepared to play 40 minutes a game.”Jones said that he has twisted his ankle three times in the last three weeks. Besides Jones, the Trojans only have three available guards on scholarship, and none have competed at the Division 1 level.“If we do not have [Jones], it will be difficult for us to be competitive in major college games,” O’Neill said. “Do not come to the games, it would be ugly.”Jones has not let his ankle injury slow him down.“I do not take it lightly,” Jones said. “I still have to give one-hundred percent while I am out there.”The Trojans were picked to finish seventh in the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Media Poll.“We are a work in progress right now,” O’Neill said. “Sometimes we look good and some days we stink.”USC opens the season at home against Cal State Northridge on Nov. 11.last_img read more

Syracuse men’s basketball is back in the NCAA Tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 11, 2018 at 6:14 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer Syracuse (20-13, 8-10 Atlantic Coast) was selected to compete in the 2018 NCAA Tournament. The Orange earned a No. 11 seed and will face off against No. 11 Arizona State (20-11, 8-10 Pac-12) in a first-four game on Wednesday at 9:10 p.m. in Dayton, Ohio. The winner will play No. 6 seed TCU. The Orange was firmly on the bubble for the latter part of the year. Since the start of February, different bracketology sites shuffled SU between “last four in,” “first four out” and “next four out.” In the end, Syracuse did just enough to secure a bid.Entering the year, the Orange had relatively low expectations. Four out of five starters from last season were gone, and the only known commodity on the team was Tyus Battle.Syracuse got off to a blazing 11-2 start in the nonconference part of the schedule, though, with the only two losses coming to then-No. 2 Kansas and St. Bonaventure. The Orange also picked up a home win over Maryland, a road win over Georgetown and a neutral-site win over Connecticut.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe team hit a road bump in the ACC, losing back-to-back games (on the road to Wake Forest and home to Notre Dame without its two best players) to teams that would eventually finish in the bottom six of the conference. In the penultimate game of the regular season, a loss to Boston College, head coach Jim Boeheim said, “We had our opportunity earlier to win two games that we really should have won, and we didn’t finish.”The Orange kept its Tournament chances alive though, picking up road wins at Louisville and Miami and a home win over a ranked Clemson team. Each one of those wins came after a loss.Last season was nearly the exact opposite. That SU team came into the year ranked and had high expectations, but went just 8-5 in the nonconference portion of the schedule. It picked things up in the ACC, earning three wins over teams ranked inside the Top 10. But a lack of road wins, and the poor start, doomed the Orange as it missed the NCAA Tournament and played in the National Invitation Tournament instead.Now, Syracuse is back in the Big Dance. Commentslast_img read more

Emily Hawryschuk, Kerry Defliese earn All-ACC honors

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse attack Emily Hawryschuk and midfielder Kerry Defliese were named to all-ACC teams, the league announced Wednesday afternoon.Hawryschuk earned first-team honors and Defliese earned second-team honors. Both sophomores, the two are among the best players on each side of the field for the Orange.Hawryschuk is Syracuse’s points (56) and goals (48) leader and Defliese ranks second on SU in caused turnovers. In addition to her contributions on defense, Defliese has also added life to a struggling draw unit this season, placing second on the team in draw controls.The two, along with the rest of the Orange, open ACC tournament play Thursday at 5:30 p.m. against North Carolina, which destroyed Syracuse, 20-11, in the teams’ last matchup on April 14. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on April 25, 2018 at 4:01 pm Contact Michael: mmcclear@syr.edu | @MikeJMcClearylast_img read more

Thurles Sars & Nenagh Eire Óg into county hurling final

first_imgAn early Cian Darcy goal set the tone for the day as Kilruane McDonaghs put it up to the county champions.Sars regrouped and stormed back to lead 1-14 to 1-7 at half time.Kilruane took the game to Sars in the second half with Seamus Hennessey to the fore but despite losing Michael Cahill to a second yellow late on Sars held on. An Aiden McCormack goal with two minutes left was enough to see Sars safely through to another county final on a final score of 2-19 to 1-17.After the game Tommy Maher of Sarsfields management team said it was pure hurlingIn the second game Drom Inch and Nenagh finished Drom 2-12 to Nenagh’s 1-15 and in extra time Nenagh pulled away to win 1-20 to 2-16.It was a titanic struggle and the game looked set to go to a replay but Nenagh won the day in the end.Liam Heffernan said it was great to beat one of the favourites for the county in a tight gamelast_img read more

Ganapati chooses iGaming Super Show to iGnite its latest game

first_img Related Articles Share Submit iGaming Super Show pleased at 9% jump in numbers August 8, 2017 Ganapati Malta bolsters operational team with Bell & Negotei hires June 22, 2017 Share Ganapati Malta: Finding a niche by capturing the Japanese culture December 19, 2017 StumbleUpon Online casino content supplier Ganapati will be showcasing its original game She Ninja SUZU and releasing new images of the upcoming Tokyo Saints at next week’s iGaming Super Show.At 12:15 on Wednesday 12 July, Ganapati Malta CEO Mitsuya Fujimoto will be presenting the games at iGnite, a new open conference area on the show floor in Amsterdam where software suppliers, insights companies and game developers can address the entire igaming industry.Fujimoto commented: “With Ganapati Malta, coming up to our first year of business we are so excited to have been accepted to showcase at iGnite and share with the incredible operators, affiliates, regulators and fellow suppliers that attend The Super Show.“At Ganapati Malta, we pride ourselves on creating the highest quality of online slot games by taking an organic approach when producing games by merging proven maths and game logics with our complex characters and strong narratives. This is clearly visible in our upcoming original game, She Ninja Suzu and I can’t wait to share this.“The open conference format of iGnite offers the ideal platform for us to showcase with everyone our games and the ethos of Ganapati Malta. We can’t wait to be part of this world class event.”last_img read more

USWNT draw for FIFA Women’s World Cup tougher than it looks at first glance

first_imgThe U.S. played its first two matches ever against Chile in late summer, a two-game friendly series in California in which the Americans won both by a combined 7-0 score.The game against Sweden, of course, is tricky. The Americans have dominated the series against the Swedes, winning 21, losing 11 and drawing six. Oddly, this is the fifth consecutive time the U.S. has been drawn into the same World Cup group as Sweden. They played to a 0-0 draw in Canada in 2015.The most recent of their losses against Sweden cost the U.S. a chance to win a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal. Sweden, coached by former U.S. boss Pia Sundhage, played a stifling style that limited the Americans’ scoring opportunities. After a 1-1 draw in their quarterfinal game, Sweden advanced on penalty kicks and the U.S. left Rio without a medal. It may expose the arrogance of a champion to admit it, but the revelation of the United States team’s draw for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France is not merely about the three squads the Americans will oppose in pool play.To judge whether the draw is easy or difficult, whether it is ideal in promoting the possibility of the Americans successfully defending the world championship they claimed in 2015, it is necessary to look beyond the group to their potential opponents in the knockout portion of the competition. As it happens, the draw could be tougher than it looks.23 TICKETS TO FRANCE: Projecting the USWNT’s World Cup rosterThe instinct is to look only at the group, but glancing beyond that you see it’s very possible the U.S. could play two-time world champion Germany in the quarterfinals.Placed into Group F during Saturday’s draw in Paris, which featured former national team striker Cindy Parlow Cone as one of those helping to transact the random selections, the USWNT will play against Thailand, Chile and Sweden, the team that eliminated them from the 2016 Olympic Games.Being placed in the same group with Sweden is not ideal, but if the Americans can prevail in the group their road to deep advancement is less daunting than it might have been.If the U.S. wins its group, its opponent in the round of 16 would be the second-place team from Group E, which contains favorite Canada along with Cameroon, New Zealand and the Netherlands. The Netherlands is No. 7 in the world, New Zealand is No. 19 and Cameroon is No. 46. In their most recent game against the Netherlands, in September 2016, the Americans were 3-1 winners.If the USWNT reached the quarterfinals from that route, the opponent might be the Group B winner. Germany is the favorite among China, Spain and South Africa.MORE: USWNT’s full 2019 schedule leading to Women’s World CupThe opening game for the U.S. will be June 11 in Reins against Thailand. They played Thailand in a 2016 friendly in Columbus, winning 9-0 in the final game for long-time star Heather O’Reilly.last_img read more

Julio Teheran arrives at Angels camp, return to field still uncertain

first_imgANAHEIM — Julio Teheran has taken a big step toward taking his place in the Angels rotation.Teheran, who had been unavailable throughout the first two weeks of camp, has arrived in Anaheim and chatted with Manager Joe Maddon on Friday afternoon.Maddon said he’s still not sure how far into the intake process Teheran is, which would determine how quickly he’d be able to get on the field.“He’s here and I think that’s the big thing, as opposed to being out of town,” Maddon said. “Everything’s pointing in the right direction.” Canning is starting Tuesday’s exhibition game against the Dodgers, and Andriese and Patrick Sandoval will work in the final exhibition game Wednesday against the Padres at Angel Stadium.IMPROVED OHTANIAfter seeing Ohtani in two camps in 2020, Jeremy Reed thinks he knows more about what went wrong at the plate in 2019.“I think the knee was bothering him more than he let on,” the Angels hitting coach said Friday. “I think he’s really healthy (now).”Ohtani’s 2019 at the plate was, in some ways, a disappointment. His OPS dropped from .925 to .848, which was mostly because his launch angle dropped from 12.4 degrees to 6.7 degrees. Although his exit velocity was almost identical, those hard line drives were going for singles or doubles instead of flying over the fence.Ohtani hit 22 homers in 367 plate appearances in 2018, and 18 in 425 in 2019.Reed, who was in his first year as the Angels’ hitting coach last year, now believes that the issue may have been Ohtani’s knee. Ohtani was born with his kneecap split into two pieces, which he insisted had never bothered him until last year. When he had surgery to repair it in September, he said it was not an issue.After seeing Ohtani this year, Reed isn’t so sure.“Simply comparing ’19 to now and where I see his body and how it’s reacting, this is the best I’ve ever seen,” Reed said. “So I think the knee is healthy. I think there was some pains that he was going through last year, and (now) I don’t see any sort of grimace at all. The positions he’s getting into lead me to believe that, it’ll be as good as ’18 from a launch standpoint, or better.”INTRASQUAD INFOPatrick Sandoval, who arrived in camp late because of a bout with the coronavirus, pitched two innings in his first intrasquad appearance. He faced eight of the Angels’ regular hitters and gave up one hit and two walks. He struck out one.Matt Andriese, who is set to be the Angels’ fifth starter, worked parts of five innings, several of them with a runner starting at second base.Tommy La Stella homered, singled and walked.Brian Goodwin left the game after fouling a ball off his right leg. Goodwin was down on the field for a few minutes and then walked off under his own power, although gingerly.ALSOAnthony Rendon did not play in Friday night’s intrasquad game because of oblique tightness. He is day to day…Maddon said he is still planning to start Tommy La Stella at second against right-handers, with David Fletcher getting his starts against right-handers at other positions. Fletcher can play second, third, shortstop and the corner outfield spots. His most likely opportunities when he’s not playing second would seem to be in right field. …Maddon said he’s considering a lineup with Ohtani in the No. 3 hole, between Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon. He believes it could get more RBI opportunities for Rendon and also provide protection for Ohtani. Teheran is on the injured list, although the Angels have been unable to provide any detail on his condition. Teheran told ESPN Deportes last week that he was awaiting results of a coronavirus test.Teheran, who signed a one-year, $9 million contract with the Angels over the winter, was projected to be in the rotation.Until Teheran is ready, the Angels have a rotation of Andrew Heaney, Shohei Ohtani, Dylan Bundy, Griffin Canning and Matt Andriese, with Jaime Barria or Felix Peña as the most likely candidates for spot starts.Heaney is penciled in to start Opening Day next Friday in Oakland. Dylan Bundy, who will start Monday’s exhibition game in San Diego, appears lined up to start the second game against the A’s next Saturday.Ohtani, who will pitch once a week, is slated for his final intrasquad outing Sunday, so his first regular-season game would almost certainly be a week from Sunday in Oakland.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more