Build cell sites in public schools – Gatchalian

first_imgBased on the data from the Department of Education (DepEd), around 58% of elementary schools, 80% of junior high schools and 72% of senior high schools are connected to the internet. “Out of the almost 62 thousand schools nationwide, merong 47 thousand na public schools. Now, there are about 42 thousand barangays nationwide. So bawat barangay merong public school at kung pwede nating patayuan ng cell site at wifi-based station sa bawat public school, sagip na natin ang buong Pilipinas dahil buong barangay ay makakabitan natin ng cell site,” said Gatchalian. GATCHALIAN. GMA The ideal distance for a school to the closest cell site should not be more than three kilometers to get a good internet connection. Gatchalian described his proposal as “hitting two birds with one stone” as the installation of cell sites would ensure internet access nationwide and at the same time improve the country’s education system. “Kung meron sana tayong sapat na imprastraktura, meron tayong internet, meron tayong mga gadgets, hindi magiging problema ‘yung pagtuturo sa mga estudyante, lalo na ngayong kailangan nating mag-shift sa distance learning,” he further said. “Ang proposal natin sa telecommunication companies ay gamitin ang lupa ng ating mga public school,” he added. “In the long run, these cell sites would save the country’s public schools billions of pesos to pay for internet connection,” Gatchalian said. “Bridging the digital divide will help the country’s education system to innovate and ensure that no learner is left behind.” “Moving forward, kahit wala nang COVID-19, importante ring pagsikapan nating maabot ang bawat isang kabahayan gamit ang internet, at mabigyan natin ang mga bata ng kagamitan, mga gadgets, para magamit nila sa pag-aaral,” he added./PN Based on a mapping of public schools and cell site towers by Project BASS or Bandwidth and Signal Statistics, 44 percent or 20,398 public schools were found to be located more than six kilometers away from the nearest cell site, which means they have either very poor or no access to the internet. Manila – Senator Sherwin Gatchalian has urged the telecommunication companies to install cell sites in every public school as the country prepares for distance learning due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.last_img read more

Wilder caught ‘pants down’ with Man City ace’s wife

first_imgRelatedPosts Gundogan tests positive for coronavirus Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says David Silva recovers from COVID-19 Manchester City ace Riyad Mahrez is reportedly furious after heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder flirted with his ex-model wife Rita in a nightclub.Friends say the pair were “chatting intently” at Wilder’s VIP table in the trendy Manchester nightspot, popular among big-spending footballers and WAGS.“They were chatting intently, laughing and joking. You could see there was chemistry there and a real connection,” a source told The Sun. “But because of where it was, a lot of people noticed how well they seemed to be getting along.“It’s a club full of footballers and Wags, which even some of Riyad’s team-mates go to. Rita was actually on a night out with Riyad’s sisters who she really gets on with.“And they did not appear to be happy with what was going on. One even seemed to go and get Rita, to take her away from ­Deontay, who was of course trying to keep her with him.”Reports of the pair’s encounter at LIv’s nightclub quickly made their way back to the Algerian winger, who is a Muslim non-drinker who eschews the typical footballer lifestyle.Sources said he was “devastated” to hear how Wilder, the WBC champ and father-of-eight who is known for his freakish punching power, seemed to hit it off with Rita so quickly.According to the source, Wilder spotted Rita from across the club and had one of his entourage invite her over to the table to meet him.She knew who he was but wasn’t starstruck and soon the pair were enjoying an in depth conversation, in full view of Mahrez’s teammates and other revellers.  “Word soon got back to Riyad about what had happened. He knew about it by early the next morning. Riyad was shocked and a bit upset about it — and he couldn’t get his head around what was going on,” the source added.Rita – who married Mahrez, 28, in a secret but lavish ceremony in August 2015 – met the Wilder at the club in late August.The following day, Wilder, who scored a controversial draw against Manchester’s Tyson Fury in December, was spotted with Manchester United captain Paul Pogba.Mahrez became City’s record signer in July 2018 when they splashed £60 million on the Leicester City talisman, who helped the midlands club win their first PL title.He has two young children with Rita, after meeting her on London’s Oxford Street.Rita, from Kent, has 372,000 Instagram followers, including Wilder. She follows just 50 people on Instagram – including Wilder.Wilder, who is 6ft 7ins, is from Tuscaloon, Alabama, is engaged to US model Telli Swift – star of TV show WAGS Atlanta. She is the mother of one of his children.Undefeated Wilder has won 41 professional bouts and is set to rematch Fury next year. Tags: Deontay WilderMan CityManchester Citylast_img read more

Dogboe, Partey to battle for SWAG ultimate award

first_imgDethroned World Boxing Organisation (WBO) super bantamweight champion, Isaac Dogboe, will battle with Black Stars and Athletico Madrid’s ace Thomas Partey for the coveted MTN Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Sports Personality of the Year Award to be held later this year.The annual awards ceremony to honour the nation’s illustrious athletes will see the two top contenders of the highest award on the night being given a run for their money by football administrator Anthony Baffoe who is also gunning for the enviable honour for the second time after winning the 2016 top prize.The list of the over 40 nominees who are to be rewarded in their various disciplines was released last Saturday in Accra.Partey will also challenge four others, namely John Antwi, a loanee from Egyptian club Al Ahly; Kotoko goalie Felix Annan, Kassim Nuhu of German club, Hoffenheim, and Joseph Aidoo of Genk in the Belgian First Division for the Male Footballer of the Year award.For her superb performance at the recently held Under-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay, Black Maiden’s striker Mukarama Abdulai will contend with Black Queen’s Faustina Ampah and Black Princesses’ Grace Asantewaa for the Female Footballer of the Year award.The stakes will be high for Coach of the Year award as hockey takes centre stage, with Ebenezer Frimpong of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Boakye Danquah (Exchequers) and Richmond Attipoe also of Exchequers vying for the award on the night. Two teams will compete for the national team of the year award: The Ghana Rugby Men’s team, The Ghana Eagles, and national wrestling team, The Golden Arms.The president of the Ghana Armwrestling Association, Charles Osei Assibey, will compete against Evans Kojo Yeboah, president of the Ghana Badminton Association, for the president of the year award.Lightweight world title hopeful, Richard Oblitey Commey, will have a straight fight with Isaac Dogboe for the professional boxer of the year award, while Janet Amponsah and Jesse Lartey will scoop the athlete of the year and amateur boxer of the year, respectively.National ping pong top seed Derek Abrefa and female ace player Celia Baah Danso will be rewarded with the male and female table tennis players of the year award, respectively.Alberta Ampomah and Haruna Tahiru will take home the Armwrestler of the year award in both the female and male categories, respectively, while Michael Arko and Rafatu Inusah take awards in male and female rugby players of the year. In para-athletics, Frederick Assor and Haruna Tahiru will go home with respective awards and golfer Kojo Barni takes home the professional golfer of the year award.Female athlete Hor Halutie is expected to be rewarded the prospect of the year, while ping-pong player Samuel Akayade and hockey ace Dennis Ababio will receive awards for dedication and valour.Boxing promotion outfit, Cabic Promotions will take the award for promoter of the year. There will be eight special awards for individuals, corporate entities and persons on the night.They are the Binatone Ghana Limited, Greater Accra Handball Association and kickboxer Jonathan Euro.The rest are Casely Hayford Hall, Ghana Revenue Authority, Akwasi Frimpong, Kofikrom Pharmacy and Albert K Frimpong.last_img read more

Rebels step up in win

first_imgMyers easily could have included herself on the list of Rebels who showed up Wednesday as the forward finished with eight points and 13 rebounds. It was two offensive rebounds that sparked Flintridge Prep’s first big run of the night. The Rebels, who entered the second quarter down 12-9, went on a 9-0 run capped by Myers’ put-back at 3:27 in the second quarter. It was only 20 seconds earlier that Myers had collected an offensive rebound and passed to teammate Megan Musashi for a quick basket. “We were pretty anxious before this game,” Myers said. “But sometimes nerves are a good thing. If you’re nervous, you force yourself to focus better. You just have to take control of your nerves. That’s the big thing.” LA CA?ADA – There were several areas to highlight in the Flintridge Prep girls basketball team’s 52-40 CIF-Southern Section Division IV-A quarterfinal win on Wednesday night, but perhaps the most impressive statistic took place over a 16-minute span. That’s when the Rebels (23-3), the No. 2 seed in the division, out-scored visiting Murrieta Calvary Chapel 31-12 in the second and third quarters to secure a berth in Friday’s semifinals. Flintridge Prep will face Beaumont (24-2), a 56-47 winner over Irvine, at a site to be determined after a coin flip today at 9 a.m. “This was such a big win; I’m so excited,” Rebels senior Laurel Myers said. “Today, everyone stepped up and played.” center_img Flintridge Prep appeared to rise up during tense moments, but the Warriors (20-7) crumbled. In the third quarter, Flintridge Prep forced 10 turnovers, the last of which resulted in a Courtney Robinson four-footer before the close of the quarter to give the Rebels a 40-24 lead. The Rebels’ pressure defense forced more than 25 Warriors turnovers while holding Calvary Chapel to seven or fewer points in two quarters. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more