APS Receives Additional Grants to Help Continue Growth in the District

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisStudents in Alpena will have more opportunities for in demand skills thanks to the Michigan Department of Education. The organization just awarded Alpena Public Schools a grant of $400,000.APS Superintendent, Dr. John VanWagoner said beating 60 applicants to receive part of a 5 million dollar grant is outstanding for the distinct.Thanks to the grant, Alpena High School will be adding new programs. Alpena Public Schools was one out of 12 other schools to receive the grant across the entire state of Michigan.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Ways to keeping those New Years Resolutions going strong, consistentNext All Saints Catholic School Holds ‘Donuts With Dad’ Celebrating Catholic Schools Weeklast_img

What now for Liverpool and Brendan Rodgers?

first_imgLiverpool will not win a trophy and are facing a dismal end to their season. What does the future hold for manager Brendan Rodgers and his squad?WHAT DOES IT MEAN? It means there will be no fairytale ending for Steven Gerrard as Liverpool captain. It also means Liverpool’s season looks like ending in dismal failure. No trophies, no Wembley final date with Arsenal on May 30 and no Champions League football next season cannot be classified as anything other than a resounding collapse a season after Liverpool finished second in the Premier League. Fair enough, there was no Luis Suarez this season while Daniel Sturridge has been a huge loss due to injury, but too many players at Anfield have not been up to the task of meeting the support’s demand. Brendan Rodgers is the first Liverpool manager to spend his first three years in the role without landing a trophy. That stat may be cushioned by last season’s narrow miss in attempting to win the Premier League, but will be used against him if Rodgers fails to enhance Liverpool’s lot next season. Mario Balotelli is not the only figure to fail for Liverpool amid last summer’s £75 million splurge. As always, Rodgers has to shoulder large swathes of the blame because Villa were not fortunate to overcome their opponents. They fully merited their win yet could face Arsenal as a Championship team. Liverpool are seven points behind Manchester City with six games remaining of their league campaign. They are likely to be playing in the Europa League next term. Several fresh faces are obviously required whatever goes on over the close season. Sadly, Stevie G’s time has obviously come and gone.WHAT THE MANAGERS SAID Brendan Rodgers: “We’re obviously bitterly disappointed but more with the performance. You can always lose a game but you need to play well and give yourself an opportunity. We had some chances but I thought they were better than us today to be honest.Sometimes you can want to win too much. The focus comes away from what allows you to win. The team in the last couple of years have shown great energy, attitude and commitment – I thought our energy was low today. Villa had a good start to the game and we were too passive.”Tim Sherwood: “Not many gave us a chance today but we believed it and when we stepped onto the pitch we realised the fans believed it too. I thought we dominated the football after Benteke’s goal and caused Liverpool a lot of problems.We looked at Liverpool and thought we could cause problems with two number 10s. Jack Grealish and Charles N’Zogbia played in the pockets and were hard to pick up. We knew our midfield three would have the energy to cope and I thought the game plan worked perfectly today.The bigger the stage, the better he plays, and that’s a sign of real talent. He’s very durable, he’s a big guy – he takes more even kicks in training than on the pitch. But he’s only a kid and he’s still learning.He’s Aston Villa through and through. He lives a couple of miles away from the ground. He just wants to play for Aston Villa and I want to give him the platform to do that because he has earned the right.”–last_img read more

Deontay Wilder addresses Colin Kaepernick situation: ‘He deserves another chance’

first_img“I’m not one of these people who is afraid to speak my mind,” Wilder, who defends his WBC heavyweight title against Luis Ortiz on November 23, told Sporting News. “I have a platform and I’m going to use it. When you’re in a position that I’m in, why not use the platform for the greater good? That’s exactly what I’m doing.”Wilder’s stance finds him sharing similar values to another individual who is currently back in the spotlight: Colin Kaepernick. The former 49ers quarterback, who made national headlines when he decided to kneel during the National Anthem in protest of police brutality against African Americans, was caught in a bit of controversy last weekend when he decided to not attend an NFL scheduled workout due to “transparency issues” and held a workout of his own in Riverdale, Ga. The situation has caused a stir and Wilder addressed the situation that has been the hot topic in debate shows. “Unfortunately, we live in a society where there are certain things that you can’t do because you’re not in a position to do so,” Wilder said when addressing why Kaepernick is currently not on an NFL roster. “In sports like basketball and football, there are owners who feel a certain type of way and may not want you to represent them in that manner because it doesn’t reflect who they are.”MORE: Everything to know about Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz 2 LAS VEGAS — Deontay Wilder takes great pride in being African American and is more than willing to address the challenges black men and women face in this country, especially when it comes to police brutality and social issues. His “Til This Day” meme still resonates with his fans and raised his profile beyond being a heavyweight champion. He’s now a voice of the community and it’s a badge of honor he wears with pride. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year Although Wilder may not necessarily agree with Kaepernick being out of the NFL for the past three years, he understands why that is. However, he made no bones about it in that he supports Kaepernick and the stand that he has decided to take. He just believes that it is unfortunate that others control his future in the NFL.“I can do my own thing as a fighter because I don’t have a team or an owner to answer to,” he said about his ability to say what he wants without repercussions. “It’s different in other sports and he took responsibility and owned the consequences of his actions like a man. “I wish nothing but the best for Colin Kaepernick and hopefully he gets on a team because I know he’ll do a damn good job. He deserves another chance to play.”last_img read more