DILG introduces new app to Guimaras students, faculty

first_imgAn orientation and workshop about themobile app ‘Development LIVE’ or DevLIVE was provided to over 200 students andfaculty of the Guimaras State College (GSC) here during the 2020 TransparencyCaravan of the Presidential Communications Operations Office. DevLIVE permits its users to observegovernment projects nearby using a built-in map and an interface project list,view other users’ overall sentiments, take photographs and send feedback togovernment projects. “DevLIVE app will allow the public toprovide feedback in terms of progress, timeliness, and effectiveness of localinfrastructure projects,” she said. “It can also be used offline,” sheadded. Once the application is installed on the mobile phone, users can stillutilize the app even if there is no available internet connection. It alsomaintains the anonymity of the identities of the users. BUENAVISTA, Guimaras – The Department ofInterior and Local Government has introduced a mobile application that can beutilized to report government programs and projects, DILG Project DevelopmentOfficer Junette Dawn Baculfo said. According to her, the application willhelp maximize the participation of citizens by providing a platform thatcontributes to the monitoring process of government projects through feedbackand accurate status information.  The mobile app displays Assistance toDisadvantaged Municipalities (ADM) projects and Assistance to Municipalities(AM) local infrastructure projects with details of the project titles, projectlocations, fund allocations, fiscal years and the GPS (Global PositioningSystem) coordinates.(With a report fromPIA/PN)last_img read more

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’SC program promotes a safe Halloween

first_imgFollow us on Twitter @dailytrojan Students in USC’s Norman Topping Student Aid Fund teamed up with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks Thursday afternoon to educated children about Halloween safety.Getting scary · A 4-year-old boy prepares for Halloween festivities by creating a mask with the help of a USC student on Thursday afternoon. – Austin Vogel | Daily TrojanHeld at the Hoover Recreation Center, “Safe Halloween,” catered to local children under the age of 12, who enjoyed a haunted house, various games, a costume contest and plenty of candy at the event.“This is actually the 15th year we have coordinated this event. We basically get together with the Hoover Recreation Center, and we plan all components that go towards Safe Halloween,” said Jeymi Choi, office manager of the Norman Topping Student Aid Fund office. “We wanted to be able to provide a safe environment for all the kids in the community. In order to do so, we set this up so they don’t have to go into the community, but can come here and enjoy everything for free.”The Topping Scholars program sponsors primarily students from the University Park community.“The program got started 40 years ago and was originally just for kids from the local community. Now students all over the country can apply; however, students from the local community do get special consideration in the selection process,” said Felipe Martinez, assistant director of the Topping Scholars program.One local Topping scholar, John Mendoza, a sophomore majoring in applied and computational mathematics, was particularly passionate about the event.“I’m originally from the local community so I definitely have the perspective as someone who, when I was little, wanted to go trick-or-treating and have fun with my family, but was limited by the safety issue,” Mendoza said. “A lot of families didn’t have the money to take their kids to other Halloween places such as Six Flags.”The Topping Scholars were split into teams to make the event run efficiently.“There are different booths that all the scholars can work at. We can scare kids in the haunted house, work at the creative stations building ghosts and pumpkins or watch over the kids who play in the jumpy houses,” said Erik Estrada, a freshman majoring in public relations. “It’s really well-organized in the sense that there are stations and everyone has a task at hand to do.”Though the administrators and Topping Scholars worked on the event together, the two groups had different goals for the day. The majority of the students wanted to spend time with the children and their fellow scholars.“I’m hoping to see some great costumes, and also interact with some of the kids” said Kaijona Wade, a freshman majoring in business administration.Estrada agreed with Wade.“Basically seeing the smile on the faces of some of these outreach kids who can’t really go out into their own neighborhoods, something most of us take for granted, is definitely a warm feeling that I won’t forget,” Estrada said.The sense of community was ever-present at the event. Administrators of the program were heavily focused on the long-term benefits of the event.“We hope that the local community will learn about college and our scholarship by coming to this event. Hopefully, they will connect this fun experience with going to college,” Choi said.Martinez echoed the words of Choi.“The purpose of the program is for them to interact with current USC students, but also do something fun for Halloween,” he said. “In the past, the USC students have had a really good time because they get to interact with kids. It’s really interesting to see previous scholars return with their kids and family members.”Many scholars said they were affected by the experience.“As a native of South Los Angeles, it’s really touching to be on the other side and give back to a community I grew up in,” Mendoza said.last_img read more

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Edward Odoom clashes with journos over forward Joseph Esso

first_imgHearts of Oak interim head coach, Edward Odoom, lost his cool with journalists after he was asked to explain how had been using Joseph Esso in his team.The question came from journalists after Hearts’ goalless draw at Aduana Stars last Sunday in Week 9 of the Ghana Premier League.The draw was the third one the team was registering in the season and the fact that the Phobians had not scored for a second straight match raised questions from reporters over how Odoom was using Esso in the team’s attack and the coach did not take too kindly to the questions.“Do you know Esso’s best position? Football is about tactics. We are playing with three strikers and we are using him as one of those strikers. That’s all.”Hearts have scored only 6 goals in the 9 league matches played this season and Odoom admits that they will have to start putting their chances away.“We worked on it before the match and we are still working on that aspect of our team. Things will improve for us with time. In the match, we hit the bar twice but we could not get the goal.We needed the points badly because we had drawn with AshGold in the previous match but then, we could not the result.”Hearts face Bechem United at the Accra Sports Stadium in Week 10 of the Ghana Premier League.last_img read more

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Clippers star Kawhi Leonard has good reasons for self-care regimen

first_img What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Ivica Zubac, the Clippers’ 22-year-old starting center, said he can’t help but appreciate Leonard’s process, even if he hasn’t quizzed his new teammate on it.“He’s a two-time champion, whatever he is doing you gotta respect that because he’s showing results,” Zubac, who is playing his fourth NBA season.“I didn’t ask him yet,” Zubac added. “I’m too young to ask him about recovery and all that stuff.”On the contrary, Leonard – and some other greats – might insist.In his final visit to play at Staples Center last season before retiring, Dwyane Wade talked about what, besides LeBron James’ immense talent, makes his friend so exceptional. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory “He’s a super-duper athlete and then the work he puts in, since Day 1,” Wade said. “When we came into the league, people weren’t taking care of their body the way that LeBron was. They weren’t traveling with a (personal trainer), they weren’t doing a bunch of work he was doing on his body. So not only is he gifted, he’s put the work in and that’s why he’s able to have this longevity.“When you first get in the league and you’re young, you don’t even ice, you get off the court and you go home. He’s always done what he does now, and it seemed tedious and no one knew why he was doing it early on, and then the game changed … and you realized, ‘Oh he’s had it all along.’”Early in his career, Leonard wasn’t as fastidious about his health, he said Thursday, when, a day after missing the Clippers’ loss in Utah for “load management,” he also grabbed 12 rebounds and made four steals.“When I was young, I always just come in and play and leave,” said Leonard, who at 28 is playing his ninth NBA season. “But I just try to tell (young players) to take advantage of it now, so when they either get my age or older, their body’s still feeling good because they got ahead of the curve.”For Leonard, that means extended postgame sessions that include lifting and massage: “Just get some kinks worked out, seeing what’s tight, what’s sore after the game, making sure I leave in a proper way rather than leaving with something hurting or tight.”It includes sticking to a smart diet, one that was too involved to detail in a postgame media session Thursday, but boiled down to “making sure I’m eating more healthy than bad,” he said.Related Articles And it means load management, which for Leonard equates to a day of “getting treatment, doing some rehab stuff,” and, yes, “watching the game.”The motivation for all of that, obviously, is extended greatness for the two-time NBA Finals MVP. But it’s also something more personal.“It’s from past experience, me being hurt, not able to play,” said Leonard, who famously played only nine games in his final season with the Spurs, when there was some dispute over the severity of his quad injury.“And I just want to be able to walk strong when I’m done playing this game, pretty much,” Leonard said. “And probably my son (born this past spring in Canada) motivates me to keep playing. Once he gets this age, or once he gets the age he can play basketball, I want to play basketball with him still.”center_img Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters LOS ANGELES — It would behoove the young Clippers to pay close attention to how Kawhi Leonard goes about his business.Clippers coach Doc Rivers has called Leonard’s work ethic “maniacal,” but it’s worth noting that Leonard’s determined nature extends beyond the basketball floor.“He’s very serious about his health and his body,” Rivers said after Leonard dropped 38 points in 34 minutes as the Clippers improved to 4-2 with a hard-fought 103-97 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday.“Every player should be that way, they should take care of their body, don’t put any bad stuff in it,” Rivers continued. “Really, he takes it very serious. Everything that he does is about health, recovery and getting an edge.” Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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