Premier Foods cuts debt and aims to boost brands

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William Hill pulls further ahead of DC Lottery as revenue gap widens in March

first_img Tags: William Hill DC Lottery Gambet Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Washington DC Players bet $11.4m with William Hill during the month, up 2.7% on February, winning $10.3m in the process. This left the bookmaker with $1.2m in gross gaming revenue, a month-on-month increase of 63.8%. Finance William Hill, which has a retail facility at the Capital One Arena and runs a mobile sportsbook, available to players within two blocks of the venue, again led the market in March. However, as consumers won a total of $3.1m betting with Gambet, this resulted in $715,244 in gross gaming revenue, which was 19.2% higher than the previous month. Players wagered a total of $15.2m on sports across the two operators in March, marginally down from $15.3m in February. Topics: Finance Sports betting Online sports betting Retail sports bettingcenter_img Gambet, operated by the DC Lottery and powered by Intralot, saw players place $3.8m in bets during March, down 9.5% from February. Read the full story on iGB North America. Sports betting revenue in Washington DC increased 46.2% month-on-month to $1.9m (£1.4m/€1.6m) in March as William Hill widened the gap between itself and DC Lottery’s Gambet. 16th April 2021 | By Robert Fletcher AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter William Hill pulls further ahead of DC Lottery as revenue gap widens in March Email Addresslast_img read more

Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd ( Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgMauritius Secondary Industries Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileMauritius Secondary Industries Limited is based in Mauritius that specialises in the rethreading of tyres as well as the renting out of commercial space, offices and industrial buildings. Mauritius Secondary Industries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Jatobás Residence / Gesto Arquitetura

first_img Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Nelson Kon+ 19 Share Houses Photographs:  Nelson KonStructures:YCON Engenharia Ltda. | Yopanan Rabello – engenheiroElectrical And Plumbing:PROJESP Engenharia Ltda.Foundations:Meirelles Carvalho Engenharia e Projetos Ltda.Construction:Steel Construções e Empreendimentos Ltda.Project Architects:Newton Massafumi Yamato e Tânia Regina Parma{:Area=>”Area”, :Architects=>”Architects”, :Interior Designers=>”Interior Designers”, :Designers=>”Designers”, :Landscape Architects=>”Landscape Architects”, :Engineers=>”Engineers”, :Artists=>”Artists”, :Location=>”Location”, :Year=>”Project Year”, :Project Year=>”Project Year”, :Photographs=>”Photographs”, :Competition=>”Competition”, :Award=>”Award”, :Project Name=>”Project Name”, :Credits=>”Credits”, :M2=>”M2″, :From=>”From”, :Until=>”Until”, :Title=>”Title”, :Type=>”Type”, :Website=>”Website”, :Organizers=>”Organizers”, :Registration Deadline=>”Registration Deadline”, :Submission Deadline=>”Submission Deadline”, :Venue=>”Venue”, :Address=>”Address”, :Price=>”Price”, :Country Restrictions=>”Country Restrictions”, :Isbn=>”Isbn”, :Author=>”Author”, :Publisher=>”Publisher”, :Publication Year=>”Publication Year”, :Binding=>”Binding”, :Language=>”Language”}:Solo Engenharia Ltda.City:Santana de ParnaíbaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nelson KonRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. Jatoba residence is located in Santana do Parnaíba, a town near the city of São Paulo where the natural landscape is more preserved and one can co-habitate with fragments of natural vegetation, hills, and mountains in the distance.The residence is located in this environment and sloped site.Save this picture!SectionThe design of this siting had as its primary intention to maintain the perception of the landscape even in the presence of this built object, either by direct users, and also by those who pass the street and the small square in front of the site.Save this picture!© Nelson KonThus, the environments were organized in four well defined and independent volumes where the connections are characterized by walkways or small connecting bridges. These conditions meant that the proposed horizontal and vertical distances between the volumes yielded spaces, cracks, and an internal and external visual flow through the building.Save this picture!© Nelson KonAccording to the owners, it is now possible to note the presence of people moving through the street in front of the house, observing the landscape through the residence, as well as observing the residence in the landscape, where the two or other possibilities appear from this intervention in the site.Added to these intentions with respect to the landscape, is the program organization of the interior space and its layout.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe space was provided to house the program of the dwelling and the workspace of a couple of movie directors, for which we have provided additionally an office for daily work and a movie theater, where the layout is arranged so that the dwelling and the office stay on opposite sides, so that the users can have even a short distance going back and forth from work.Walking through the building, one goes through the more collective areas in relation to the street, and the open spaces similar to the plazas of the city.Save this picture!© Nelson KonAs residential and work space, the spaces may appear as semi-public where external work-related users and family visitors will enjoy the house more generously by perceiving less privacy for its use.Save this picture!Lower Floor PlanIn this way we tried to contemplate the relationship with the landscape in its pre existing condition through the transparencies to the street and its surroundings, and we proposed ways of use of the internal space where the house and the work are permeated by the collective intermediate and semi-public spaces, considering external users.Save this picture!© Nelson KonProject gallerySee allShow less6 Politically Motivated Cities Built From ScratchArticleseVolo Announces 2015 Skyscraper Competition WinnersArchitecture News Share Jatobás Residence / Gesto ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveJatobás Residence / Gesto Arquitetura Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Projectscenter_img ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeGesto ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSantana de ParnaíbaBrazilPublished on March 31, 2015Cite: “Jatobás Residence / Gesto Arquitetura” [Residência Jatobás / Gesto Arquitetura] 31 Mar 2015. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs CopyHouses•Santana de Parnaíba, Brazil 2011 Architects: Gesto Arquitetura Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Jatobás Residence / Gesto Arquiteturalast_img read more

E&A 64 House / Taller Estilo Arquitectura

first_imgCopyHouses•Mérida, Mexico E&A 64 House / Taller Estilo Arquitectura Lead Architects: Engineering:Rafael Domínguez BarjauCollaborators:Silvia Cuitún Coronado, Carlos MarrufoCity:MéridaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Apertura ArquitectónicaRecommended ProductsPaintLunawoodThermowood – Premium Surface FinishingPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Apertura ArquitectónicaText description provided by the architects. EA64 HOUSE is a living space located in Merida´s historic center that seeks a dialogue between colonial and contemporary architecture. The Patios or courtyards are a real composition system, making them the main element that configure the structural order, the interior and exterior visuals which are part of the path. The scale variation and the use of the preexisting galleries helped us for the access and light capture, as for a proper management of the exterior space.Save this picture!© Apertura ArquitectónicaThe space sequences create a linear circulation through the backyard, touring the living space fluently with a lobby at the beginning and a terrace in front of the swimming pool at the end. The plant composition pretends to use all the natural aspects in favor of functionality and spatial comfort. A Study, lobby, living room, dining room, kitchen and bedrooms with bathrooms shape the architectonic program. Stucco walls, mostly in a neutral color, create a perfect canvas for artwork and recycled pieces that change their function adapting it for the domestic life, cement floors give each area character either in a traditional mosaic form or in big surfaces, natural or colored wood give warmth and functionality for the furniture and, aluminum and glass allow to create a close relationship interior-exterior.Save this picture!© Apertura ArquitectónicaSave this picture!Section CSave this picture!© Apertura ArquitectónicaSave this picture!© Apertura ArquitectónicaFurniture and art selection abbey a premise, “to use unique pieces that combine past and present of the house, do not restrain it to one period permits to create a perfect eclectic blend that mix modern- contemporary designed and traditional furniture. The white cement swimming pool constructed over a platform responds to the natural unevenness of the land, is located in the back of the property and works as a temperature regulator element; the wind flows over it and refresh the interior spaces of the home. Illumination, airflow and nature make this living space a place to enjoy.Save this picture!© Apertura ArquitectónicaSave this picture!Section 1Save this picture!© Apertura ArquitectónicaProject gallerySee allShow lessWS House / bercetche estudioSelected ProjectsHOME Project / DELO DESIGNSelected Projects Share 2019 E&A 64 House / Taller Estilo ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveE&A 64 House / Taller Estilo Arquitectura ArchDaily Projects Víctor Alejandro Cruz Domínguez, Iván Atahualpa Hernández Salazar, Luís Armando Estrada Aguilar Mexico Year:  Architects: Taller Estilo Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Houses Area:  259 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Chaos Group, American Standard, Cemex, Adobe, Comex, Llano de la Torre, Tecnolite, URREA Photographs:  Apertura Arquitectónica Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Apertura Arquitectónica+ 30Curated by Clara Ott Share “COPY” Photographs CopyAbout this officeTaller Estilo ArquitecturaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMeridaOn FacebookMexicoPublished on January 22, 2020Cite: “E&A 64 House / Taller Estilo Arquitectura” [Casa E&A 64 / Taller Estilo Arquitectura] 22 Jan 2020. 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Emma Freud on Comic Relief’s online fundraising

first_img TV and radio presenter Emma Freud, a founder of Comic Relief, shares some statistics on the charity’s online fundraising.In 2003, 8% of all Comic Relief’s income was donated online, according to Emma Freud, in an interview today with Bobbie Johnson in The Guardian. Indeed, she admits that “the Internet has been the single most radical change in the way we work.”This year already, “about half of our 140,000 requests for fundraising packs have come from the web”. The charity has also made about £250,000 from its online shop, the first time it has attempted online merchandise sales. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Recruitment / people Research / statistics Trading Howard Lake | 10 March 2005 | News  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Emma Freud on Comic Relief’s online fundraising As well as generating income online, Ms Freud explained that the Internet “makes it easier to give more to our fundraisers.” For example, “we’re able to give people little treats – this year, French and Saunders gave us a sketch that hasn’t been broadcast yet, and we’re showing it online.”When asked if the Internet simply cannibalises income that would have come in anyway through different channels, she admits she doesn’t know. However, given that “the average donation on the Internet is 25% more than a telephone donation… I’d like to think it is an increase.” She adds that although “the average donation through interactive TV is lower than online… it is about giving people as many ways to donate as possible.”Will this year’s Comic Relief campaign raise more than the previous record? Will the total be reduced because of the success of the recent tsunami appeal? She’s not sure, but “sales of red noses have risen by 40% on 2003.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Voting opens in National Lottery Awards

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 17 June 2008 | News Voting opens in National Lottery Awards AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Funding  23 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Public voting in the National Lottery Awards, the annual search to find “the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects”, is now open.Seventy Lottery-funded projects have made it to this stage, competing to win £2,000 to spend on the project.The award categories are:* Best Arts Project* Best Education Project* Best Environment Project* Award for Best Health Project* Best Heritage Project* Best Sports Project* Woman magazine Award for Best Charity/Voluntary ProjectThe three projects in each category with the most votes will progress to the final round of public voting.Voting closes on 4 July, and votes can be cast online or via the telephone. The winners will be announced on a special BBC1 show in the autumn.last_img read more

Searches of two newspaper offices criticised in kidnap probe

first_img Receive email alerts RSF_en ItalyEurope – Central Asia News Reporters Without Borders deplored police searches of the offices of the daily papers Repubblica in Rome and Milan and Piccolo in Trieste. Help by sharing this information December 2, 2020 Find out more to go further ItalyEurope – Central Asia Italian versionReporters Without Borders today deplored police searches of the offices of the daily papers Repubblica in Rome and Milan and Piccolo in Trieste and said it was “unacceptable” that journalists were being treated as police assistants.“We are alarmed at the attitude of the judiciary, which is freely violating the secrecy of sources of investigative journalists,” it said. “The searches were meant to get hold of this information by force.”A dozen police searched the Milan offices of Repubblica for 11 hours on 11 August on the orders of Brescia city prosecutor Giancarlo Tarquini as part of an investigation into the February 2002 CIA kidnapping of an imam. The office of journalist Cristina Zagaria was especially searched and police took away papers and notes and copied material off her computer. The house of her and her companion, journalist Carlo Bonini, was also searched and his computer seized, even though he was not involved in the legal investigation. Late the same night, police searched the paper’s main offices in Rome for four hours. The Piccolo offices were searched for six hours, and the home of journalist Claudio Ernè was thoroughly combed.Zagaria and Ernè have been accused of “violating legal confidentiality rules” and “handling secret documents” under article 648 of the criminal code as part of a lawsuit by Trieste’s SISMI (military intelligence) chief Lorenzo Pillinini, who accused them of quoting in the press remarks he made during an interrogation concerning the kidnapping of former Milan imam Abu Omar by CIA agents in Italy. Italian secret police cooperation with the CIA has not yet been proven.Prosecutor Tarquini told during a press conference that the newspaper searches were “personal and precisely targeted” and did not involve other journalists on the papers. “Press freedom was not attacked,” he said.The editorial board of Piccolo said that some of the media was under “difficult pressure and harassment.” Repubblica editors said they were “disturbed, astonished and worried for the independence of the media.” Serventi Longhi, secretary-general of the Italian Journalists’ Federation (FNSI), said there was “definitely a hostile attitude to journalists in the country, created by some politicians and judges.” November 23, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Italy Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union August 18, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Searches of two newspaper offices criticised in kidnap probe RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia News Organisation News News November 19, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Rep. Judy Chu Asked to Take Leadership Role in Congress on Climate Change Legislation

first_imgGovernment Rep. Judy Chu Asked to Take Leadership Role in Congress on Climate Change Legislation From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, May 27, 2013 | 6:11 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Subscribe HerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena The San Gabriel Valley Chapter of Organizing for Action will be at Congresswoman Judy Chu’s South Lake Street office Wednesday morning to ask her to take a leadership role in Congress on climate change legislation and resources, in response to the upcoming wildfire season.The grassroots organization, in a news statement, said an increase is needed in resources that corresponds with the increasing number of fires that harm individual homeowners and businesses at a cost of billions to the state’s economy.“Automatic, across-the-board spending cuts caused by Congressional inability to deal with the sequester is forcing the Agriculture Department to shed 500 firefighters and 50 engines,” according to their statement.Beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Chu’s Pasadena office, 527 S. Lake Ave., the San Gabriel Valley Chapter of Organizing for Action will speak about the harm wildfires are doing to the economy of California and to request that Rep. Chu lead on climate change issues in Congress.The San Gabriel Valley Chapter of Organizing for Action (OFA) is comprised of volunteers throughout Glendale, Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley.They said there have been 1,569 wildfires in California so far this year — 85 percent more than average. More than 40,000 acres have burned in California this month alone.Also, California spends $800 million on fighting wildfires each year and these events are projected to increase 50 percent across the United States under a changing climate, over 100 percent in areas of the West by 2050 as projected by some studies, according to their news statement.“When it comes to climate change, too many lawmakers refuse to accept the science—and the danger—we face,” according to their statement. “We can’t make real progress on this issue until Congress is forced to acknowledge the problem, and in the coming weeks OFA volunteers are planning for some serious on-the-ground action to do just that.”For more information about Wednesday’s meeting at Chu’s office and more information about the San Gabriel Valley Chapter of Organizing for Action, email [email protected] Business News Community News Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

PHS counselor gets College Board kudos

first_img Permian High School’s Jennifer Perkins is the college and career advisor. As a high school senior in Iraan, Jennifer Perkins was told she was not college material. But ironically, she is now the Permian High School college and career advisor. And recently, the College Board Counselor Recognition Program recognized Perkins. The College Board website said it “is a small way to honor the innovative middle and high school counselors who go the extra mile to expand opportunity for students — and who are seeing results.” Having graduated in a class of about 28 students in Iraan, Perkins said college wasn’t really promoted at all. Her parents had finished high school and attended community college, but Perkins didn’t know the application process. Perkins moved to Midland after high school. Some friends were going to Midland College, so Perkins decided to follow suit. “… I went and I never stopped,” Perkins said. “That’s the thing about me, too. I know when I start something, I finish it and I’m really dedicated to that so it’s really ironic that I sit in a college career advising role when I was told that I was not college material.” Because of her experience, Perkins can relate to the students she sees every day. “The mentality that you see around this area in specific is they don’t think they can (go to college) and then they don’t think that they can afford it and they don’t understand the resources and the processing and things like that. My higher level students with parents that had educations … I don’t have to work with them as much as my lower-income families. I enjoy working with the ones that don’t know. I tell them start out at Odessa College, take some classes. That’s exactly what I did,” Perkins said. Finishing her eighth year at PHS, Perkins sees an average of 2,000 to 2,500 students annually. About 800 students a year on average graduate from Permian every year and about 21 percent of those leave for college, so most stay home. Perkins earned two bachelor’s degrees from University of Texas Permian Basin — one in mass communication and the other in speech. She also took a master’s degree in education with an emphasis on student development and leadership in higher education from Angelo State University. She had been working as an admissions counselor at Angelo State before taking the job at PHS. Her husband at the time had been transferred to the Odessa-Midland area. She has two daughters, one 15, who attends Permian, and one who is 9, who attends Fasken Elementary School in Midland. “It’s an honor,” Perkins said of receiving the College Board recognition. “I do a lot for the College Board. I’m the coordinator for PSAT/SAT testing. I do all the special accommodations for students that need testing accommodations. I do all the testing reporting. I picked up Accuplacer (a college placement test) this year, which is another part of College Board …” Accuplacer also ties in with TSI, the Texas Success Initiative Assessment, a program which determines the appropriate level of college course work for an incoming student, the website said. She also handles students in Texas Scholars and those taking dual credit courses. College Board, Perkins said, is also a great tool for students seeking scholarships and there is a feature called BigFuture that students can use to choose a school based on what they want to major in. “I sit on a College Board regional panel just to give them our feedback and insight of what they could be doing better to help us promote college and career readiness,” Perkins said. She said using College Board comes with many other benefits that promote college and career readiness. “They’re partnering with Khan Academy, which is an SAT prep where students can get access to math prep and English and writing and things like that at grade levels all the way down to the third grade … and it’s free,” Perkins said. She added that a lot of teachers at Permian use Khan Academy in their curriculum. A PSAT boot camp is scheduled for July 8 and July 9 and July 10 and July 11. The cost is $25 and it will be held in room 128 at Gregory Williams Hall on the Odessa College campus. “We’re trying really hard to promote that as we move forward with PSAT and SAT testing and now TSI testing that is our segue into producing National Merit students. National Merit is a big thing,” Perkins said. “… Another thing is the community doesn’t realize the importance of taking that test and performing well on that test because it’s huge scholarship opportunity for students that do perform well on the test,” Perkins added. “I understand the value of getting that preparation because I’ve seen where 20 to 40 points’ increase is the difference between a $24,000 scholarship and a $48,000 scholarship, so and we tell students that all the time. … Anything …1250 or higher, you’ll get some sort of academic scholarship.” To help with the college-going culture, Perkins said Permian recently worked with Odessa College to get students registered for fall classes. “Just because you do all this work getting them into college … they don’t matriculate into college, so there’s a gap right there,” Perkins said. “This year, I worked with Tim Clark (executive director of enrollment services at OC), and their whole enrollment team. I want to see these kids matriculate into college. They leave here and then there’s a gap. They don’t know to go to OC, UTPB, or go to orientation, or maybe they’re scared to do that. … I think we ended up registering 100 seniors for fall classes, so they’re already in,” Perkins said. Like many educators, Perkins said she isn’t in her job for the money. “I do it because I love the kids and I want to see them successful,” Perkins said. Over the years, she has accumulated many photos and invitations to graduation ceremonies. “… So that is my reward right there. I enjoy seeing these kids succeed. And even those that weren’t that great in high school, I’ve had some that have already graduated with master’s degrees that you’d think that when they were here in high school that there would be (a) slim chance,” Perkins added. She said she’s had students become nurses, teachers, into the medical field and graduate from military academies. “That’s why you do it is for them and it’s fun to watch them grow. They’re becoming adults and they’re getting married and graduating. There’s a couple of students that teach for us here that I helped get into college. To see them as my colleagues is even more rewarding,” Perkins said. Ector County ISD Director of Advanced Academic Services Omega Loera works with Perkins a lot and nominated her for the College Board recognition. “Jennifer is just fabulous. When this presented itself, the first person that came to mind was Jennifer. I really feel like she deserves it and I’m really glad that they gave her this honor. She works tirelessly to get kids ready for college,” Loera said. She added that Perkins also works to train teachers and get the word out to parents. PHS Principal Danny Gex pointed out the many things Perkins is responsible for and said students often just want to talk to her. “She’s so informed and so friendly that we’re having to move her to a new office and a bigger office and we’re going to call it a college go center. It will be with our CTE (career and technical education) because not everybody is on the pathway to go to college. We’ll pair her up with Rico Enriquez,” Gex said. There will also be a place for representatives to talk to students, leave information and a line of laptops that can be used for scholarship information, for example, he said. “She’s very deserving of whatever accolades they give her. She certainly has earned them and I can attest to it because my daughter is doing dual credit. When the kids come home and they say something positive about the teacher or somebody like that, that’s always good to hear,” Gex said. 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