Saint Martin’s University Selects its First Cadre of Act Six Scholars

first_imgFacebook72Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversitySaint Martin’s University has selected its first cadre of Act Six Scholars. In 2018, Saint Martin’s joined Gonzaga University, Northwest University, Pacific Lutheran University and Whitworth University to become the fifth college partner in the Tacoma-Seattle Act Six network. As an Act Six partner, Saint Martin’s will provide full-tuition, full-need scholarships for a cohort of seven diverse urban leaders from across the Puget Sound each year.“Saint Martin’s is very excited to be part of this leadership program and to work with this amazing group of students next year,” says Saint Martin’s dean of enrollment Pamela Holsinger-Fuchs, Ph.D. “We’re also excited about the things they will accomplish in their lives as Saints!”The Act Six network is a leadership development and scholarship initiative led by Degrees of Change that identifies, trains and supports the region’s most promising urban students as transformative campus and community leaders.“Act Six Scholars must complete a rigorous, three-phase evaluation process that requires multiple essays, academic assessments, group activities and interviews,” says Rebecca Byrne, senior admissions counselor. “Our Cadre One was carefully selected from a pool of accomplished young leaders. It was an honor to learn the compelling stories and unique perspectives that these students shared. The seven scholars were selected for their distinctive points of view, their ability to overcome obstacles, their passion for their communities and their vision to meet the world’s deep needs. We could not be more proud to call this group Saints!”The first cadre of Saint Martin’s Act Six Scholars are:Reine Albite, from Olympia, who will graduate from Pope John Paul II High School, in Lacey, and will major in civil engineering.Jolie Bwiza, from Masisi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, who is graduating from Stadium High School, in Tacoma, and will major in social work.Asma Ibrahim, from Tukwila, who will graduate from Federal Way High School, in Federal Way, and will major in biology.Katherine Jamerson, from Tacoma, who is graduating from Franklin Pierce High School, in Tacoma, and will major in business administration.Jose Armando Jurado Beltran, from Paracho, Mexico, who will graduate from Washington High School, in Tacoma, and will major in nursing.Elvis Knight, from Nairobi, Kenya, who is graduating from Tacoma Science and Math Institute, in Tacoma, and will major in social work.Tina Ngo, from Burien, who will graduate from Highline High School, in Burien, and will major in nursing.Act Six is a cohort-based, leadership development and scholarship program develops urban leaders to be agents of transformation on campus and in their home communities. Since the program’s inception in 2002, more than 800 ethnically diverse and mostly first-generation, low-income Act Six scholarship recipients from Tacoma, Seattle, Yakima and Spokane; Portland, Oregon; Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota; Chicago, Illinois; and Indianapolis, Indiana, have enrolled at thirteen private colleges and universities.While 87% of Act Six Scholars come from low-income families or are the first generation in their family to attend college, 82% percent earn their bachelor’s degrees within six years, more than doubling the rate for low-income, first-generation students nationwide. Nearly two-thirds of the program’s graduates are working or serving back in their home communities and among alumni who have been out of college for three or more years, 31% have earned a post-graduate degree or credential. Learn more about Act Six at Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 25 majors and ten graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at read more

De La Hoya would love to see another Pacquiao-Marquez fight

first_imgNCAA: Perpetual rallies to close out Letran in thriller “It would be great. Fight for the ages. If they fight again we know it’s gonna be another war,” De La Hoya told Filipino reporters on Thursday.“People wanna see it, I would love to see it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The first three duels were too close to call. Pacquiao and Marquez battled to a split draw in their first bout in 2004. Four years later, Pacquiao earned a split decision victory before eking out a majority decision win in 2011. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. AP File PhotoKUALA LUMPUR — Oscar De La Hoya is intrigued with the idea of another duel between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez.The two rivals had an epic four-fight series ending with Marquez knocking Pacquiao out cold with one punch just before the bell sounded in the sixth round in 2012.ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In the fourth installment, Pacquiao was in control up until he walked into Marquez’s crushing right hand.A fifth showdown, though appealing to De La Hoya and many fight fans, is unlikely to happen with Marquez already retired.Marquez, a former four-division champion, announced his retirement in 2017, three years after his last fight where he dominated Mike Alvarado.Last year, Marquez also reportedly refused to fight Pacquiao despite being offer $100 million.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

Appoint an interim GECOM Chairman, call election in 3 months

first_imgDear Editor,Guyana is at a crossroad and is accelerating into a democratic or a dictatorship society. We never would have imagined in our lives that a Government in power would openly and daringly use power at its disposal to destroy a country’s democracy in such a short span of time.The APNU/AFC Government’s refusal to work with the Opposition to agree on proposals to allow Guyana to become a matured country indicates that they would disrespectfully disregard any orders that would be handed down by the Caribbean Court of Justice.David Granger and his Government were laying a platform since the unilateral appointment of GECOM Chairman James Patterson to delay the or even rig the scheduled General and Regional Elections.On the successful passing of the NCM, the entire “Baby Party “ was derailed, leaving Granger with no other alternative but to keep delaying the elections in order to buy time to continue his wickedness. The loud noise for house-to-house registration is definitely a cry in the wilderness since this exercise is not mandatory by law and the Government is entrenched in a constitutional crisis.I would recommend that the Caribbean Court of Justice in its consequential orders install an interim GECOM Chairman and order elections within ninety days. After the elections then allow the restart of the process for the appointment of the new GECOM Chairman.We must recognise the works of the Opposition Leader and General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo, with his stewardship, maturity, intelligence, leadership, integrity, commitment etc, the PPP/C has regained its position as the only political party that can manage Guyana in future development.Regards,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

Vessel with 95kg cocaine nabbed in Pomeroon River

first_imgTwo men were taken into custody by ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) following the discovery of more than 95 kilograms of cocaine in a vessel that was intercepted along the Pomeroon River on Monday.Based on reports received, the vessel was stopped and searched by members ofThe cocaine that was intercepted in the vessel along the Pomeroon Riverthe Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard and it was during that operation that several well wrapped packages were unearthed and upon checking, the illegal substance detected.The men and the suspected cocaine were transported to CANU’s headquarters as investigations continue. According to a release issued by the drug enforcement unit, the men are being interrogated and charges are likely to be instituted shortly.However, it is not clear if the vessel is owned by Guyanese or originated from neighbouring Venezuela, since the information provided by CANU was limited.Earlier in the year, a vessel was discovered in Guyana suspected to have been carrying cocaine but was allegedly released.However, one month after its release, President David Granger ordered that a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) be launched to determine the role played by the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) and the GDF Coast Guard in the detention and release of the vessel.The findings of the CoI were later handed over to Minister of State Joseph Harmon by Chairman, Brigadier (Retired) Bruce Lovell.Brigadier Lovell, in an invited comment, stated that inquiries are important particularly in matters of national interest.The report that was presented, he noted, will assist Guyana in making some important decisions in the security architecture of this country and that it will assist in making decisions, particularly as it relates to the fight against narcotics trafficking.“Inquiries do what any good journalist would do and that is to answer the Five W’s and the one H; the Who, the What, the Where, the Why and the When and it also goes a bit further and seeks to recommend what should be done to prevent any further occurrence,” he noted.He further noted that in the recommendations, the Committee looked at a number of systematic issues, doctrine, organisation, training, leadership, personnel, facilities and, of course, policies.The other members of the Commission were former Assistant Commissioner of Police, Winston Cosbert and Christine Bailey.Meanwhile, at the commencement of the CoI, Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit, James Singh was asked to proceed on annual leave and Major General Retired, Michael Artherly assumed the post at the helm of the Unit.Singh however, was subsequently relieved of his duties as the head drug enforcement body. It is believed that based on the findings during the COI, recommendations were made for him to be relived from his post.last_img read more

Robertson ready for Liverpool debut as Coutinho saga rumbles on

first_imgSpanish defender Alberto Moreno has been Klopp’s first choice at left-back so far, but the German has been impressed with Robertson’s attitude since his arrival.“Everything is OK with him. He is in a good moment and his development so far has been really good, he has adapted well,” Klopp said.“He is a really good player but it is how it is with specialist left full-backs, it is difficult; you play or it is possible you are not in the squad.“He is on a really good way and everything is fine from my side. It is very early, he came in late and he has to adapt to our style of play.“The rule is if you train really good, if you work really hard, if you improve, if you develop, everything will be good at the end.”Klopp said he is eagerly anticipating Liverpool’s first match of the season at Anfield, even though it’s against a Palace team who have often proved tricky opponents for the Reds.“I’m really looking forward to Anfield,” Klopp added.“It was a long time ago that we played there and that’s our place, that’s where we want to play, that’s where we want to be, especially after these two first games. We already showed we are ready again.”Liverpool have been boosted by the availability of England striker Daniel Sturridge after he recovered from a thigh injury picked up in pre-season.– Transitional stage –However, Klopp is still without Brazil forward Coutinho, ruled out with a back problem, at the end of a week that saw Liverpool reiterate their desire to hold onto their wantaway star amid continued interest from Barcelona.“Phil is not available; he is not training so far, so there is nothing new. It is always how it is with injured players, there is no real time on when he is back,” Klopp said.Frank De Boer’s career as Crystal Palace manager could hardly have got off to a worse start with the Dutchman’s side slumping to a 3-0 home defeat to promoted Huddersfield Town.The scoreline was bad enough, but worse was to come for De Boer when he learned that winger Wilfried Zaha will be out for a month with a knee injury sustained in that opening day clash.Defender Joel Ward insists there is no lack of confidence among the Palace squad as they attempt to stage a repeat of April’s victory at Liverpool that helped keep them up.“It’s a transitional stage for us. It’s great, it’s going to be exciting,” he said.“Obviously the weekend was disappointing, but we’ll dust ourselves down and we’ve got 37 games to make up for it.“I think we can go there with confidence and the belief that we can do what we’ve done before and take it to them again.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp says Andrew Robertson is pushing to make his debut in Saturday’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace © AFP/File / John MACDOUGALLLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Aug 18 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Andrew Robertson is pushing to make his debut in Saturday’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace as the Philippe Coutinho transfer saga rumbles on.Robertson arrived from Hull in July but the Scotland left-back has yet to feature in a competitive game since his £10 million ($12 million) transfer.last_img read more

Police probe Karius death threats after UCL misery

first_img0Shares0000Loris Karius was subjected to vile abuse after his blunders cost Liverpool the Champions League © AFP / Sergei SUPINSKYLONDON, United Kingdom, May 27 – Police are investigating after Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius was subjected to death threats and vile abuse on social media after his costly mistakes condemned his side to a painful Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid.Karius was responsible for two of Real’s goals in their 3-1 victory over Liverpool in Kiev on Saturday. The 24-year-old German threw the ball into Real forward Karim Benzema and it bounced back into the net for the opening goal.He then allowed Gareth Bale’s harmless shot to squirm through his hands for Real’s third goal in the closing minutes.Karius was in tears after the final whistle and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted he felt bad for the player he signed from Mainz in 2016.No Liverpool players went to console Karius, who was pictured covering his face while disembarking the team’s plane when it arrived back at John Lennon Airport on Sunday morning.Karius had apologised after the match for his mistakes, but that didn’t stop furious Liverpool fans from making sick threats to the keeper and his family.Posts included a commenter saying he hoped Karius died of cancer, while another read: “I hope your whole family dies” and one even said “I’ll murder your girl”.A spokeswoman for Merseyside Police told the Daily Telegraph that officers were investigating the abuse.“The force takes social media posts of this nature extremely seriously and any offences identified will be investigated,” she said.“Merseyside Police would like to remind social media users than any offences including malicious communications and threatening behaviour will be investigated.”By the time he returned home on Sunday, Karius was still in turmoil as he tried to come to terms with his woeful display in the biggest game of his life.Without making reference to the abuse, he took to Twitter himself to again say sorry for his nightmare performance.“Haven’t really slept until now. The scenes are still running through my head again and again. I’m infinitely sorry to my team-mates, for you fans, and for all the staff,” he tweeted.“I know that I messed it up with the two mistakes and let you all down.“As I said I’d just like to turn back the time but that’s not possible.“It’s even worse as we all felt that we could have beaten Real Madrid and we were in the game for a long time.“Thank you to our unbelievable fans who came to Kiev and held my back, even after the game.“I don’t take that for granted and once again it showed me what a big family we are. Thank you and we will come back stronger.”0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Ambassador West needs new builder

first_imgPASADENA – Standard Pacific Homes has pulled out of the Ambassador West project, leaving developers Dorn Platz looking for another builder for 70 condominiums planned for the prime 19.72-acre site. Dorn Platz President Greg Galletly was out of the office Thursday, but he confirmed through a spokeswoman that Standard Pacific has left the project and that the firm is looking for a replacement. Ted McKibbin, president of Standard Pacific Homes in Orange County, did not return two calls for comment on why the company left the project. Dorn Platz is the third developer in eight years to propose a project on part of the former Ambassador College campus. The major feature of the complicated project, which was approved by the City Council in April, will be a six-story, 440,000- square-foot Sunrise Senior Living complex, now the subject of an ongoing lawsuit filed by Harvest Rock Church. The church, which owns and operates from the Ambassador Auditorium, claimed in its May 4 lawsuit that Dorn Platz illegally received city permission to build the 248 senior- and assisted-living units adjoining the Ambassador Auditorium because it encroached on church property. Both parties were involved in mediation in June, but did not reach agreement. Standard Pacific’s withdrawal from Ambassador West will have no effect on the project’s planning entitlements, said Darrell Cozen, senior planner with the city. Dorn Platz “just needs someone to build out what’s been approved, and the next step will be architectural design,” Cozen said. “There had been elevations and preliminary floor plans presented for review” by Standard Pacific. Cozen said the builders’ withdrawal could slow things down, but that it wasn’t unusual for changes in projects as they go through the process. “They have been proceeding speedily in spite of the lawsuit,” Cozen said. “We’re working on 50percent review – halfway between concept and final design – and will probably have it in January or February.” In addition to the senior-living facility and condos, Ambassador West will include 46 apartments in existing buildings – including affordable units – in a project that would preserve 72percent of the landscaped site as open space. (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4482160Want 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

New gorilla exhibit opens today at L.A. Zoo

first_imgGRIFFITH PARK – Evelyn pounded her chest, then leaped toward onlookers at the Los Angeles Zoo. That’s when 10-year-old Nathan Bird Alexander found himself nose to nose with a 160-pound gorilla. “She was pounding on her chest and ran and pounded on the glass,” said Nathan, of Glendora. “It was very exciting.” L.A.’s gorillas are back. After four years in the Rockies, their $19million Campo Gorilla Reserve opens today in what promises to be a premier zoo attraction. Divided into two tropical habitats for six western lowland gorillas, the reserve has already generated buzz this week among a stream of early visitors. “Come back! Come back!” yelled Andrew Sung, 3, of Valencia, as Kelly, the zoo’s 450-pound silverback, bared his humongous bottom. “We want the gorilla!” Four years ago, the zoo’s great apes were packed off to the Denver Zoo to escape barren outdated grottoes. This summer, they returned to lush new digs – a steep hillside of hibiscus, palms, pomegranates and ferns. Overhead, water drips from craggy cliffs. At night, the gorillas can retire to a private ape hotel behind the exhibit. There was Evelyn, the 31-year-old redhead darling of the ape stage. While in Denver, she took up painting and became famous for her works of art. There was Kelly, the 20-year-old silverback and lord of the L.A. Zoo. And there was 23-year-old Rapunzel, shyest of the family brood. While in Denver, Kelly and Rapunzel bore Glenda, a 3-year-old bundle who loves to ride on her mother’s back. There were also Hasani, 13, and Jabari, 10, two half-brother bachelors from Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida. To view them, visitors now wind down a misty path to peer through five viewing areas – including two made of glass – into family and bachelor habitats. “It’s great to see the gorillas return to the L.A. Zoo,” said John Lewis, its general manager. “It’s a great addition: We hope that people will enjoy and learn more about what’s going on with the gorillas.” But what’s going on isn’t great. According to the World Wildlife Fund, there are an estimated 94,000 endangered western lowland gorillas left in the wild, with recent surveys indicating a 56percent decline because of poaching and disease. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums, of which the L.A. Zoo is a member, manages 235 gorillas as part of a species-survival program. The Campo Gorilla Reserve completes the zoo’s Great Ape Forest, making it one of the few zoos in the nation to house three species of great apes: gorillas, chimpanzees and orangutans. The three-quarter-acre reserve was funded by voter-approved Proposition CC bonds, city funds, and the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association, which raised $7.5million. “Campo Gorilla Reserve’s magnificent beauty and its extraordinary environment for the zoo’s six gorillas far exceed our expectations,” GLAZA President Connie Morgan said in a statement. In the next four years, the zoo plans to open exhibits for golden monkeys, pachyderms, reptiles, amphibians and insects, and a rainforest of the Americas. This week, GLAZA members observed one of man’s closest relatives in advance of today’s grand opening. Kelly, snoozing on his side before awakening to drag his knuckles across the grass. Evelyn, pounding on the glass. Glenda, bounding onto Rapunzel’s back. And Hasani and Jabari hunting sweet potatoes hidden in the brush. Downwind from the largest of all primates was a pungent and musty smell. Every few seconds, a “hot wire” popped to prevent their escape. “It’s been a long time since I’ve had any poop thrown at me,” joked Nanci Lewis, 54, of Redondo Beach, who took time off from work with her fianc to photograph the apes and see their new exhibit. “I think it’s fabulous. We want to go to Africa on our honeymoon. Until then, this is the spot.” 818-713-3730 — WANT TO GO? For information about the Los Angeles Zoo, call 323-644-4200, or go to 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

Sunday punch

first_imgHOT … LUKE WARM … COLD FISH KOBE BRYANT After pumping in 45-plus a night for a stretch, the comparisons to Wilt and Baylor were pretty sweet, and it made the Lakers a league-wide, must-see-TV event again. Imagine, he did something MJ never did. Of course, it also makes us wonder if he’ll drop dead by March from casting up 40 shots a game. BODE MILLER Is he sorry that he said he liked to ski wasted, or sorry that it upset all the sponsors for the U.S. Olympic team? Whatever the case, this bad boy on skis is going to give NBC someone to focus on other than a figure skater or hockey team at the Winter Games. They ought to give him his own channel. MARCUS VICK Who’s he taking advice from these days, Ron Mexico? If getting kicked out of school isn’t bad enough, the Virginia Tech quarterback is waving a gun around in a Mickey D’s parking lot, and not because they won’t let him order off the $1 menu. What NFL team is going to put up with that? SURFING THE WEB TUNING IN TO TURIN The Winter Olympics will arrive in less than a month – that’s a warning, not a threat – which gives everyone enough time to curl up to their browsers and find out just who’s the favorite in curling and other things you’d normally not watch unless there was a gold medal at stake. One of the first ways to explore what athletes are competing from the neighborhood is to click onto, which is sponsored by the official NBC Olympic site. Here, the focus is on the competitors’ lifestyle, featuring video, behind-the-scenes photos, journal entries and bio info, from snowboarder Shaun White to speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Find out why snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler likes interior decorating, why skeleton racer Nicole Pikus-Pace considers glitter a must-have, and how figure skater Tim Goebel cooks his famous beet-and-vegetable stir fry. Veteran U.S. women’s hockey player Angela Ruggiero, who grew up in the San Fernando Valley and started her career at various local rinks, has a sight-seeing tour of Turin on the site. Ruggiero also has her own Web site ( that could use some updating. FROM THE LIP “I’m kind of upset about that. Me, being one of the better players in America, separate from the NBA, I want to play for the United States team in the Olympics. I’m an American. I might not be a class act, but I’m an American.” – Ron Artest, currently inactive with the Indiana Pacers, complaining about not receiving an invitation to try out for the U.S. Olympic basketball team. last_img read more

Power-hitting teenager Marco Luciano gives San Francisco Giants a reason to dream

first_imgPHOENIX — It isn’t the impressive, raw power that’s a sudden surprise at the Giants’ minor league complex in Scottsdale.It isn’t the remarkably quick bat speed, the strong, accurate throwing arm or the ability to handle advanced pitching, either.When the Giants signed Marco Luciano, a gifted shortstop prospect out of the Dominican Republic, they knew all about the tools that would give him a chance to become a major league star. They expected the power, the bat speed and the ability to handle …last_img