Social Impact bonds are “a new strategy for improving the performance of government programs. In short, private investors — typically foundations — pay the costs of a new program in its early years, and the government later repays the investors, often with a bonus, as long as the program meets its goals. If it fails, taxpayers pay…Continue
Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on June 27, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments
From Aquatics International, by Kendra Kozen:
In the wake of new research, experts are calling for greater efforts to reduce drownings among the most vulnerable. Young children and minorities still face the greatest risk, according to a pair of new studies, and experts say more…Continue
Added by DAP News on June 22, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
From Gazette.Net, by Jennifer Beekman:
Better late than never, according to the adage.
Former Winston Churchill High School basketball and standout 800-meter runner David Banks earned his trip to this summer’s London Olympics for rowing on the final chance.
Banks was part of the U.S. men’s eight-boat that won the May 22…Continue
Added by DAP News on June 11, 2012 at 4:50pm — No Comments
In the wake of:
a recent Citiparks Aquatics Division audit by City Controller Michael Lamb, as well as
my participation with the PPS Athletic Reform Task Force, and
the merger of some PPS high school sports teams to the WPIAL, and
the 2012 arrival of additional, terrible, institutional roadblocks at PPS,
it is prudent push all involved to 'think again' about aquatics. An overhaul of aquatics with the city, PPS and others is past due, especially in…Continue
From TCDailyPlanet.net, by Sheila Regan:
One of the neat things about following the same story over a matter of years is that you get to find out what happens. I’ve been writing for the Daily Planet since 2008, and over that time, I’ve covered all sorts of different topics. Sometimes there will be an issue that I write a number of articles about, and then it will pop back up again a year or…Continue
Added by DAP News on June 6, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
As you may know, I am an avid swimmer, and I strongly believe in teaching children (and adults) to swim. I always say that you have to know enough to be able to save yourself and your child.
This becomes even more relevant when you read the alarming …Continue
Added by DAP News on June 5, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments