“The para-teachers will be the ones who will assist children in going through their modules at their homes,” she said on July 23. The initiative will be implemented in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) Division of Antique through the Tulong Panghanapbuhay Para sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers-Government Internship Program for four months starting August 17, according to DOLE provincial director Melisa Navarra. SAN JOSE, Antique – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) provincial office will hire 612 para-teachers who will assist learners in classes which will begin on Aug. 24. Para-teachers are expected to fill in the gap and provide the much-needed assistance to learners for them to cope with the new learning modality. Each of the 590 barangays in this province will be assigned with one para-teacher each while the other 22 will report in the district offices of DepEd.“Education graduates or those with Information Communication Technology knowledge who are still unemployed may apply as para-teachers. They can come to the DOLE provincial office in San Jose town as walk-in applicants or they can put their documents on the dropbox placed in front of the office,” said Navarra.Those interested may also coordinate with the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) in their respective municipalities.“The para-teachers will be receiving a daily salary of P395. Their payday is every 15th and 30th of the month,” she said.According to Navarra, the project was the initiative of Antique lone district representative Loren Legarda, chairperson of the House Sub-Committee on the New Normal.Legarda, in her July 20 statement, said para-teachers will be required to attend capability-building activities such as mentoring and coaching by DepEd-Antique so that they could perform their duties and functions well. (With a report from PNA/PN)
GROS ISLET, St Lucia, (CMC) – Guyana Jaguars made it a little messy in the end but rattled off their second straight win in the Regional four-day championship when they defeated Windward Island Volcanoes by seven wickets inside three days here Saturday.The three-time reigning champions limited the hosts to 244 all out in their second innings, with frontline left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul claiming four for 53 and West Indies A fast bowler Keon Joseph picking up three for 53.Nineteen-year-old seamer Sherfane Rutherford supported with two for 50 to end the match with an eight-wicket haul.Former Test batsman Kirk Edwards top-scored with 54, Kavem Hodge got 44 while skipper Tyrone Theophile scored 37 and Shane Shillingford, 36.Set a mere 39 runs for victory, Jaguars lost three wickets before stumbling over the line, to follow up their victory over Jamaica Scorpions in Georgetown last weekend.Resuming the day on 54 for one – still 152 runs behind – Volcanoes suffered an early blow when Theophile fell in the day’s second over after adding a single run to his overnight 36, edging Joseph to Rajindra Chandrika at second slip with the score on 58.Edwards then anchored a key 58-run, third wicket stand with Roland Cato, who made 19, as Volcanoes rebuilt.Left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul claimed four for 53The right-handed Edwards faced 80 balls and struck four boundaries before becoming the first of two wickets to fall in the space of seven balls when he was smartly caught at first slip by Chandrika off Rutherford.Cato followed soon after to leave Volcanoes on 120 for four but Hodge arrived to prop up the innings in a 43-run, fifth wicket partnership with wicketkeeper Gian Benjamin who made 17, before adding a further 35 for the sixth wicket with Shillingford.Hodge struck five fours in a 96-ball knock before he was sixth out, playing on to Joseph, sparking a slide that saw the last five wickets fall for 46 runs, as Permaul ran through the tail.Jaguars then made things difficult for themselves as they lost a handful of wickets before reaching their target.Chandrika top-edged an ill-advised pull at a short ball outside off-stump from pacer Obed McCoy and was caught by Hodge at short leg for seven with the score on nine.With the score on 25, Chandrapaul Hemraj fell for seven, nicking an uncertain prod at pacer Ray Jordan (2-23) and captain Leon Johnson flashed at a wide one from the same bowler and was taken at gully by Audy Alexander for four, with five runs added. VOLCANOES 1st innings 151Jaguars 1st innings 357Volcanoes 2nd Innings(overnight 54 for one)D Smith c Rutherford b Joseph 0*T Theophile c Chandrika b Joseph 39K Edwards c Chandrika b Rutherford 54R Cato c Johnson b Shepherd 19K Hodge b Joseph 44+G Benjamin c Vishaul Singh b Permaul 17S Shillingford c wkp Bramble b Permaul 36A Alexander c Chanderpaul b Permaul 11R Jordan c Permaul b Rutherford 11S Lewis lbw b Permaul 0O McCoy not out 0Extras (b3, lb6, w4, nb2) 15TOTAL (all out, 65.3 overs) 244Fall of wicket: 1-10, 2-58, 3-116, 4-120, 5-163, 6-198, 7-211, 8-236, 9-237, 10-244.Bowling: Joseph 16-4-53-3, Shepherd 13-5-43-1, Hemraj 1-1-1-0, Paul 7-0-36-0, Permaul 20.3-5-53-4, Rutherford 8-1-50-2.JAGUARS 2nd innings (target: 39 runs)T Chanderpaul not out 11R Chandrika c Hodge b McCoy 7C Hemray c wkp Benjamin b Jordan 8*L Johnson c Alexander b Jordan 4V Singh not out 8Extras (w2, nb1) 3TOTAL (3 wkts, 14.5 overs) 41Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-25, 3-30.Bowling: McCoy 3-1-8-1, Jordan 7-1-23-2, Cato 4.5-0-10-0.
ST. LOUIS — As reporters, we ask a lot of questions about a lot of topics. Often, we’ll ask about other players, for notebook items or feature stories, and you can generally tell by the answer and body language whether the player/coach is genuinely impressed with the player we’re asking about, or whether they’re just saying nice things for the sake of nice things.Sometimes, though, the people we’re interviewing will bring up players out of the blue or because the question is just tangentially related. That’s how you know they’re really impressed. NLDS: Braves confident, not concerned with 18-year postseason droughtAnd that’s exactly what happened a couple of times before and after the penultimate game of the regular season in St. Louis. Before the contest, soon-to-be-ex-Cubs manager Joe Maddon was asked how he, back in April, knew the NL Central race would come down to the Cardinals, Cubs and Brewers. First, he gave a typical Maddon-ism answer. “You look at the other teams and you’ve just got to be honest. Everybody thinks their baby is the cutest, you know, but the other kids are cute, too. When you look at it with your eyes open, you can see they’re pretty good.”And then he brought up Tommy Edman, pretty much out of the blue. “The big difference on this team, for me, is Edman,” Maddon said. “That’s the difference-maker right now. That’s the kid, and I know it’s hard to say that about a first-year guy, but when we play them now compared to when we played them earlier this year, he makes a marked difference for this team.” Maddon’s Cubs won that game, chasing veteran Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright in the fifth inning of what wound up as an 8-6 loss for the home team, ensuring that the season’s final contest would be very meaningful. After the game, Wainwright was asked about the disappointment of giving up a dozen hits and a half-dozen runs in his outing, and he spoke openly about the frustration. He was then asked about the young players on the team experiencing the postseason-type atmosphere for the first time — remember, the Cardinals had missed October three years in a row — and Wainwright immediately brought up Edman. “Seeing what Tommy Edman did today on the biggest stage, against the biggest rival we have, in the biggest spot of our whole season, and him cool as a cucumber out there, taking great at-bats, working counts and taking two-strike breaking balls to left-center,” Wainwright said. “I mean, you can’t say enough about what he and some of the other young fellas are doing.”The at-bat the veteran referenced happened in the fifth inning, with the Cardinals trailing 6-1. Edman came up with two on and one out. Maddon brought in reliever David Phelps to move Edman, a switch-hitter, to the left side of the plate. For the year, Edman’s OPS was 154 points lower from that side, though at .810 still wasn’t shabby.Edman smacked a triple to the wall in left-center on a 2-2 pitch, slicing the Cubs’ lead from five runs to a much more manageable three runs. It was his seventh triple on the season. MORE: NLDS preview, predictionsIf you’re looking for a turning point in the Cardinals’ season, it’s easy to point to Edman’s arrival. The sixth-round pick in 2016 out of Stanford started the 2019 season with Triple-A Memphis, rolling up a .305 average, .869 OPS, seven homers and nine stolen bases in 49 games before making his debut on June 8. He started only one of his first 11 big league games, hitting an even .400 in those contests, and moved into the starting lineup by the beginning of July. The Cardinals entered that month with a 41-41 record and in third place in the NL Central, barely ahead of the Pirates.You remember what happened starting in July, right? The Cardinals went 16-9 that month, then 18-9 in August and 16-12 in September, a three-month stretch of baseball played at a .625 winning percentage that led them to the NL Central title. The Cardinals, on the year, were 47-28 in games he started and 44-43 in games he didn’t start.Edman was right there in the middle of everything. In his 92 games, the 5-10, 180-pounder batted .304 with an .850 OPS, 17 doubles, 11 homers, seven triples, 15 stolen bases and a 3.8 bWAR. And he played all over the field, too: 41 starts at third base, 23 at second base and 11 in right field — even though he never played a single game in the outfield in the minor leagues. Here’s a bit of perspective: That 3.8 bWAR Edman produced in 92 games was higher than numbers posted by Kris Bryant (3.6 in 147 games), Justin Turner (3.7 in 135 games), Manny Machado (3.1 in 156 games), Lorenzo Cain (2.8 in 148 games) and even heralded teammate Paul Goldschmidt (2.8 in 161 games). And though Edman might not be known on a national scale like those other names, you can be sure the Cardinals appreciate him. “I think he’s a superstar,” Wainwright said. “I’m glad we have him on our team.” And you can also be sure the Braves — the Cardinals’ opponent in the NLDS, starting tonight — are well aware of him, too.