first_imgBeasiswa Sobat Bumi Pertamina (Pertamina Friends of the Earth Grant) has announced 285 recipients of the 2020 grants. They are students from 25 universities nationwide. “After conducting a selection process involving experts, practitioners and academics as judges, we’ve named 285 students who were qualified to receive the grants,” Pertamina Foundation president director Agus Mashud S. Asngari said in a statement on Sunday.The grants are aimed at bright students who are excellent in academics, have a vision and are concerned about environmental issues. “For the 2020 grants, 50 percent of the recipients are those who really need financial assistance and are affected by COVID-19. It was a challenge for us to select the 285 students out of 6,848 applicants due to their respective potential,” said Agus. Read also: COVID-19: Pertamina Foundation provides housing for medical workers at referral hospitalStudent Arsalan Umar of Pertamina University said he was excited to be named a grant recipient in the Sobat Bumi program.“It is time for me to conquer challenges, to grow even more and to inspire as well as motivate other young people. Thank you Pertamina and the Pertamina Foundation for the grant. I hope more students receive such support,” Arsalan said on Monday.This year, Sobat Bumi offered three types of financial support for students on regular bachelor’s degree programs, in affirmation programs and vocational programs. The aid falls under the PF Prestasi program, which belongs to the Pertamina Foundation, launched in 2011. The 2020 scholarship received online applications between April 18 and May 5.Topics :last_img read more

first_imgSetting The Standard pic.twitter.com/d7QUJfKL6M— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) July 22, 2019Bilas went to Twitter saying, “If only there was enough money…” which is something the former Duke basketball player frequently does.  If only there was enough money… https://t.co/9X6ZE1gFOV— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) July 22, 2019Over the years, Bilas has been very outspoken in regard to the NCAA’s amateurism policy, which prevents student-athletes from profiting off their own likenesses.In 2017, Bilas told Business Insider, “there’s no argument that this is a multibillion-dollar business that is professional in every way except how the athletes are treated. The only student in college that is subject to a wage restriction is an athlete.”If only there was enough money…funny, there aren’t too many “complexities” for administrator pay, but it’s probably all “tethered to education.” https://t.co/M1oRqFMWp6— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) May 24, 2019If only there was enough money… https://t.co/wAlorTFo2j— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) August 3, 2018If only there was enough money….https://t.co/vk7h5CaB0Z— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) June 26, 2018If only there was enough money… https://t.co/XzpRlfEjBx— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) February 20, 2018As the argument about fair compensation for student-athletes continues, Bilas won’t turn off his Twitter fingers. Whether college athletes should get paid is always a contentious issue surrounding the NCAA. One person who has never been shy about expressing his opinion on the matter is ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas.LSU recently rewarded its football team with a new and improved locker room — and we’re not just talking about an ordinary locker room. The facility features lounging chairs that were designed to be equivalent to first class seats on an airplane, and some may argue that it’s more of a bedroom than a locker room. The lounge pod includes an iPad mount, power outlets, ventilated storage boards and more. last_img read more