first_img(RPTNG AFTER MAKING CORRECTION)Sports schedule for Thursday, November 2CRICKET:*Stories related to New Zealands tour of India*Ranji Trophy matches across venues in IndiaHockey:*Womens Asia Cup: Quarter-final between India and Kazakhstan (Gifu, Japan). PTI AH AHlast_img

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Tacchinardi: Zidane better as coach

first_imgZinédine Zidane Phenomenon Zidane a better coach than player, says ex-team-mate Tacchinardi Ryan Benson 16:11 4/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) ZinedineZidane - Cropped Getty Images Zinédine Zidane Real Madrid Juventus v Real Madrid Juventus UEFA Champions League The Real Madrid boss’ former midfield partner is shocked by how well he has adapted to coaching, saying he has exceeded all expectation Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is a “phenomenon” who is better as a coach than he ever was as a player, according to his former Juventus team-mate Alessio Tacchinardi.Zidane enjoyed a seamless transition to coaching after being promoted from Real Madrid’s youth side in January 2016, replacing the dismissed Rafael Benitez and guiding the club to Champions League success the same season.He then presided over another Champions League-winning campaign the following year, making Madrid the first club to retain their crown, while they also added a La Liga title. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Things have been more difficult for them this season and they sit third in the league, 13 points adrift of rivals Barcelona, with Zidane – who won the Ballon d’Or as a player – under pressure as a result.Yet, despite their underwhelming season domestically, Madrid are still going strong in Europe and face Zidane’s old club Juventus in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday, with Tacchinardi of the opinion his former colleague is surpassing all expectations of those who knew him as a player.Speaking to Omnisport, Tacchinardi said: “I say Zidane is better as a manager [than a player] because as a player, Mother Nature helped him. “He didn’t need any tips, he entered the pitch and played like when he was a kid. Zidane was, and is, football on the pitch. “As a manager he became a strong man. He was withdrawn and shy, but if such a group [of players] follow you like this, it means you have improved your character. “Tactically he is good. He always finds the right move. He is stronger as a manager. He was a purebred as a player, but as a manager he inherited a catastrophic situation and won every cup. “He is a phenomenon. But I admit that I would never ever thought he could become a phenomenon as a manager. “If anyone who played with him swears he thought Zidane could become what he is now, this guy is a fool.”last_img read more

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A New Team Is Trending For Julian Fleming, 2020’s No. 1 WR Recruit

first_img May 31… pic.twitter.com/wOnPtFALcL— 🃏0J4🃏 (@julian_040) May 10, 2019Ohio State has emerged as the favorite, per 247Sports’ Crystal Ball Predictions.The Buckeyes received 61-percent of predictions while the Nittany Lions received 39-percent.The Catawissa, Pennsylvania native could spurn his in-state team and commit to the dominant power in the conference. Also in consideration for Fleming is Clemson – where Dabo Swinney and company have a shot at a historically great recruiting class.Fleming would be Clemson’s fifth five-star recruit in the class and the Tigers would hold three players at the top of their position. A detail of a Nike official NCAA size football as it sits in the end zone while the West Virginia Mountaineers stretchon the field prior to playing against the Clemson Tigers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The No. 1 wide receiver in the 2020 recruiting class narrowed down his decision to just five teams late last week. In his announcement, five-star wideout Julian Fleming revealed when he plans to make his decision.The schools won’t have to wait long for his commitment. Fleming revealed he plans to announce his commitment on May 31 – just over two weeks from today.His college list is down to five programs: Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, and Penn State.The Nittany Lions were the heavy favorite to land the top player from the state of Pennsylvania earlier in his recruitment. However, over the past few weeks, one program has made up significant ground and is now the favorite to take home the top receiver in the class.last_img read more

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Inuk woman once homeless now part of Montreals effort to put people

first_imgDanielle RochetteAPTN National NewsMONTREAL – Lena Onalik is from Kangiqsualuajjuaq, Nunavik – a long way from the streets of Montreal.She arrived in Montreal two years ago and was in a precarious situation.The streets became home.But now she is part of an outreach workers team at the Native Friendship Centre in Montreal.She is helping the homeless Inuit downtown.“I was on the street for a while and I finally got my home which is excellent … I love it,” said Onalik. “Helping the ones who do not have a home yet is good for me.”The mayor of Montreal recently announced a three-year action plan to combat homelessness.The city is committing $2.5 million a year for housing and shelters.A project of hundreds of housing units is also under development.Denis Coderre admits that is not enough.But the city is moving in the right direction.“It’s never enough, of course,” said Coderre. “But sometimes resources does not mean a matter of money it’s a matter of awareness, it is a matter of political will.”Adrienne Campbell has been the director of the only overnight Aboriginal shelter in Montreal for many years.She’s pleased to hear Coderre going to bat for the most vulnerable.Campbell was particularly happy about creating a homelessness ombudsman.“He actually plans to give a voice directly to the people … he was able to recognize that and put that in there, which again is a huge lift from any other action plan,” she said.Campbell said affordable housing and increased employment are important solutions but are only pieces of a big pie, especially relating to Indigenous peoples.“For us having a focus investing in healing services, health services especially for Aboriginal people is very important,” she said.Back at the friendship centre, Onalik goes about her day.When asked about what the homeless people really need her answer comes quick.“Support,” she said.last_img read more

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Diaspora festival in Colombo postponed

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera had told Parliament in June that in order to encourage diaspora members to engage and contribute to efforts in Sri Lanka, the Foreign Ministry is keen to organize a diaspora festival later this year. The Government has postponed the diaspora festival which was to take place in December, the Foreign Ministry said.A Foreign Ministry spokesperson told the Daily Leader that the festival is now likely to take place next year. He said that such an event, depending on how it progresses, could even take the form of a regular annual event, to connect Sri Lanka to its diaspora. Samaraweera said that the event will enable the communities in the country to benefit from the knowledge, capacity, expertise and skills of the Sri Lankan diaspora.Several countries in the world including India and Ireland to name a few, have benefitted from such organized events. read more

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East Timor UN Indonesian military officials meet for talks

UN Force Commander Lt. Gen. Winai Phattiyakul today began a two-day Inter-Commander’s Meeting (ICM) in Denpasar, Bali, with Chief of the Udayana Regional Military Command, Brig. Gen. Williem da Costa.The ICM sessions are usually held every three months to allow participants to discuss ongoing bilateral military issues between East Timor and Indonesia. Past meetings have focused on refugees, border demarcation, smuggling and pension payments to former Indonesian civil servants still living in East Timor.The meetings are scheduled to end tomorrow, after which General Phattiyakul will return to Dili, where he is scheduled to attend a medal parade and farewell ceremony for the Chilean and Portuguese aviation elements.Meanwhile, a senior UN official arrived in East Timor to take up the position of deputy head of the UN Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET).Sukehiro Hasegawa, most recently the Director of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Office in Tokyo, was greeted at Dili’s Comoro Airport by UNMISET chief Kamalesh Sharma.Mr. Sharma said that due to his background and wide experience, Mr. Hasegawa was an ideal choice for the post of UNMISET’s deputy. read more

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Canadian business travel up in Q4 fewer foreign visits StatsCan

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canadian business travel up in Q4, fewer foreign visits: StatsCan by The Canadian Press Posted May 28, 2012 10:27 am MDT OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says Canadian business travellers made more trips abroad during the fourth quarter of 2011, although foreign business travel to Canada was down.The agency says Canadians made just over 807,000 overnight business trips outside the country in the quarter, up 4.0 per cent from the fourth quarter of 2010.Of these trips, three-quarters, or 600,000, were to the United States, a 4.7 per cent increase.Canadian overnight business travel overseas was up 2.0 per cent.In the opposite direction, however, overnight business travel to Canada declined 2.1 per cent to just over 570,000 trips.About 70 per cent of these trips were made by U.S. business people, although American business travel to Canada was down 2.1 per cent.Foreign business travellers spent $588 million in Canada in the fourth quarter, while Canadian business people spent just over $1 billion abroad.Canadians made 3.8 million overnight pleasure trips abroad in the fourth quarter, up 3.7 per cent from the same period in 2010. Foreign travel to Canada for pleasure, however, fell 6.6 per cent from the United States and 4.9 per cent from overseas nations. read more

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Berkshire reports a 51 per cent increase in profit as insurance investments

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OMAHA, Neb. – Berkshire Hathaway’s first-quarter profit jumped 51 per cent as its insurance companies performed well and the value of its investments soared.Warren Buffett’s firm said Friday it earned $4.89 billion, or $2,977 per Class A share. That’s up from last year’s $3.25 billion net income, or $1,966 per Class A share.The Omaha-based conglomerate said its revenue grew 15 per cent to $43.87 billion over last year’s $38.15 billion. The earnings report was released as thousands of Berkshire shareholders were gathering in Omaha for Saturday’s annual meeting.Berkshire officials don’t generally comment on quarterly earnings reports, and no one responded to a message Friday about the first-quarter results. But Buffett will likely discuss the earnings report briefly at Saturday’s annual meeting.Berkshire’s insurance companies, which include Geico and General Reinsurance, generated $901 million in underwriting profit because there were no major losses in the quarter. That’s far better than last year’s $54 million.The value of Berkshire’s investments and derivatives soared to $1.1 billion from $580 million.Part of what caused that swing in value was a $520 million gain recorded in this year’s first quarter on the value of Berkshire’s warrants for Goldman Sachs and General Electric stock. Both Goldman and GE reached agreements with Berkshire to redeem the company’s warrants for a certain number of shares.The mostly paper investment gains included an estimated $784 million gain this year on derivative contracts Berkshire holds. Last year, those derivatives, which are mostly tied to the value of certain stock market indexes, contributed $650 million.The true value of the derivatives won’t be clear for at least several years because they won’t mature until then. But Berkshire must estimate their value every time the company reports earnings. Buffett has told investors he believes the contracts will ultimately be profitable.Buffett continues to have plenty of cash available for investments and acquisitions as he hunts for big deals to boost Berkshire’s profits. At the end of the first quarter, Berkshire had $49.1 billion cash on hand, up from $37.8 billion a year ago.The BNSF railroad also performed well in the first quarter and contributed $798 million to Berkshire’s first-quarter profit. That’s up from last year’s $701 million thanks to significant growth in crude oil shipments and a total volume increase of 3 per cent.Berkshire’s utility unit, led by MidAmerican Energy Holdings, generated $394 million net income in this year’s first quarter, up from $338 million last year.Berkshire’s manufacturing, service and retail companies also improved in the quarter as the economy slowly improved and the housing market continued to pick up. Several of Berkshire’s companies are tied to the housing market, like Shaw carpet and Acme brick, so Berkshire’s results have been helped by the recent increase in home construction.That manufacturing and retail group of Berkshire’s varied businesses contributed $944 million to first-quarter net income, up from $854 million the previous year.Berkshire’s operating earnings were $3.78 billion in the first quarter, up 42 per cent from last year’s $2.67 billion. Buffett has said Berkshire’s operating earnings are a better measure of how the company is performing in any given period, because those figures exclude the value of derivatives and investment gains or losses.Berkshire owns roughly 80 subsidiaries, including clothing, furniture and jewelry firms. Its insurance and utility businesses typically account for more than half of the company’s net income. It also has major investments in such companies as Coca-Cola Co. and Wells Fargo & Co.___Follow Josh Funk online at www.twitter.com/funkwrite___Online:Berkshire Hathaway Inc.: www.berkshirehathaway.com Berkshire reports a 51 per cent increase in profit as insurance, investments perform well by Josh Funk, The Associated Press Posted May 3, 2013 5:49 pm MDT read more

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Campus Store pilots textbook pricematching program

The Brock University Campus Store is price matching textbooks with Amazon.ca until Jan. 18.The initiative, available for Winter Term courses, aims to continue to improve textbook affordability for students.“Our goal is to ensure that students have the tools they need to succeed in the classroom,” says Janet Jamison, Associate Director of the Campus Store. “Our advantage is the convenience of purchasing the book right on campus, so students who typically shop on Amazon.ca do not have to wait for the book to arrive in the mail.”The pilot project will provide a baseline for what a price-match program could look like for the September back-to-school rush.Price matching is done in person at the Campus Store, located in the Plaza Building. The store will also be operating extended hours, open until 10:30 p.m., to accommodate students who have evening classes.For a full list of price-match rules, visit campusstore.brocku.ca read more

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Macedonian Minister to tour Melbourne

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Macedonian Minister of Macedonia and Thrace, Mr Theodoros Karaoglou, will be visiting Melbourne to attend celebrations and events in support of Macedonian issues. The Minister will be treated to the unique Greek Australian flavours of the Macedonian community at the Macedonian Glendi on November 18. The popular event brings together a 30,000 strong crowd of Greeks and Australians every year. Also on the agenda are two lectures by Professor George Bambniotis. The first entitled “The language of our ancestors in a migratory environment: The case of the Greek language” will be held at the Hellenic Museum on Thursday 22 November at 6:30 pm. The second entitled “The different dialects of Ancient Greek: The development of the Macedonian language” will be held at the Medical School of Melbourne University on Tuesday 27 November at 6:30 pm. As well as the lectures, Mr Karaglou will attend many consultative functions, including events run by the Pan Macedonian Association of Melbourne and Victoria and the Australian Hellenic Council.last_img read more

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Money to Burn Should You Buy Babysitting Mama

first_imgStay on target Money to Burn: Should You Buy Mac Tonight Merch?Money to Burn Poll: Should You Buy a Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Controller? Conspicuous consumption. It’s a way of life, especially if you’re a nerd. While it’s easy enough to be a complete person not defined by your interests or #brand allegiances, that’s boring! These days there are countless toys and props and plastic for geeks to spend their hard-earned(?) cash on. In fact, there’s so much, it can be hard to decide what’s actually worth buying.Any true fan will know the rarer the nerd swag the cooler it is, and you won’t find too many authentic rare loot drops at your local department store. For that, you’ll need to head to auction sites like eBay. But again, with so many choices, how can you figure out the best nerd items to snag when you have Money to Burn?The Wii remote is a really elegant device. I’ve already talked about my love of the console, but an overlooked aspect of it is just how sleek and cool the Wii remote itself looks, especially in an age where all video game controllers are the same. It’s just a white rectangle, but that alone served as the perfect form to kick start gaming’s motion-control craze.But that wasn’t the end. The Wii remote’s simple shape and tendency to stand in for other objects in games made it a dream for makers of dumb gaming peripherals. We got Wii remote tennis racket shells, Wii remote light gun shells, Wii remote golf club shells, and, naturally, a Wii remote baby shell.Babysitting Mama is a spin-off of the Cooking Mama series. As you’d expect, instead of playing cooking minigames you play child-rearing minigames. But the real chef’s kiss is the stuffed baby doll controller you cram the Wii remote into to pantomime actions like burping the baby or rocking it to sleep. But for the love of god don’t shake the baby too hard. It’s like that 1-2 Switch minigame but even more disturbingly elaborate.Babysitting Mama is maybe the only game I’ve bought ironically. But should you go down the same path? Should you buy Babysitting Mama complete with doll if you have Money to Burn? Let us know! Should You Buy Babysitting Mama?Yes (Money!)No (Burn!)VoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comShould You Buy Babysitting Mama?Money to Burn is Geek.com’s ongoing series of polls. We put up a geeky eBay listing, talk about it, and leave it up to you whether or not the physical item is worth buying (Money) or is just cheap trash (Burn). And of course you should leave a comment explaining your rationale. Then be sure to keep coming back to Geek.com to vote in the latest poll. Dispose of that income, you dorks!last_img read more

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Jimmy Snuka released on bail more on charges against him

first_img Ronda Rousey Releases Mugshot After Arrest On WWE Raw Videos Articles Glenn “Kane” Jacobs’ autobiography “Mayor Kane” to be released on November 26 WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was released on $100,000 bail on Tuesday afternoon following his arrest on charges of third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the 1983 death of then-girlfriend Nancy Argentino.Snuka surrendered his passport when posting bail and authorities do not believe he is a flight risk at this time. James B. Martin, Lehigh Valley District Attorney, stated that Snuka turned himself into authorities in Pennsylvania on Tuesday morning and was not arrested at his home in New Jersey despite prior reports stating otherwise.The main decision to indict Snuka was his changing statements that he made about Nancy Argentino to authorities in the 1980s along with his own account published in a recent autobiography released several years ago. Snuka told police Argentino was injured while playing around and later stated in his book that she slipped and hit her head on a rock. The discrepancy in both stories was enough to move forward with a grand jury investigation. A preliminary hearing with Snuka is scheduled for the morning of 9/21.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipRonda Rousey Highlighting WWEs ProblemsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list ECW Press announces Al Snow Autobiography to be released this Wednesday Twitter Facebook Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Leon “Vader” White’s autobiography “Vader Time: The Story of a Modern Day Gladiator” is out now Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Google+ Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ronda Rouseys Controversial Tweets Sponsored By WWE Ronda Rousey WhatsApplast_img read more

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SCHOOL COMMITTEE RACE QA Samaha Newhouse Fennelly Discuss Districts Special Education Department

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Jesse Fennelly, Jay Samaha, and incumbent Jo Newhouse are running for the three seats up for grabs in this year’s School Committee race.Despite running unopposed, Wilmington Apple felt it was important for readers to get to know the candidates a bit more. Wilmington Apple is asking the candidates weekly questions leading up to the April 27 Town Election.This week’s question: How is the district’s Special Education Department performing? Where is it performing well? Where could it be improved? Do you support Dr. Brand’s recent proposal to restructure the department? Below are the candidates’ responses, in their own words:Jesse FennellyMy knowledge of the district’s special education services is slightly lacking as my children do not currently utilize these services.  That said, in conversations I have had with folks around the district my sense is that special education in Wilmington is a work in progress.  While I believe we are moving in the right direction, I think we would be remiss to not discuss the financial impacts of special education on a school budget and how important it is that we work with our state delegation to push for implementation of the Foundation Review Commission’s recommendation along with full funding of the so-called “circuit breaker” funds for special education.  I firmly believe that full funding would allow the district to address needs in the special education program.To that end, I support Dr. Brand’s proposal to restructure the Special Ed department, provided that, as he said at the school committee meeting when he announced the proposal, that it will not have a negative impact on either the education that students are receiving, or the workload of the impacted teachers.  If Dr. Brand believes that the proposal works without stretching either the budget or the workload of the educators currently in place, then I would support his initiative.Jesse FennellyJo Newhouse (Incumbent)As with any organization, there are those who exceed expectations and those who simply do not, and those who fall short need to be held accountable.  The current director of Student Support Services is quite capable and consistently puts forth the kind of effort that we should demand of our administrative staff.Systemically, the district does have some  issues when it comes to special education, some of which will take time and resources to address.   On a positive note the district  is currently conducting a comprehensive review of  all of our special education programs.  I support  this review, so we can better address the needs of our students, as there are some areas that definitely need improvement.Another system challenge, which is not unique to Wilmington, is the fact that more and more special education students are being placed within the general education classrooms.  This generally is a positive trend, but  too often the necessary support for these students and their teachers have not increased accordingly, making it harder for all students to learn.   This problem is compounded by our system of scheduling, which allows little or no time for meaningful collaboration among teachers, assistants, guidance counselors and other staff.It is important to note that Wilmington, like many other districts,  has taken the important step of establishing many integrated classes, but many of them are not truly inclusive.  For a classroom, a school, and even an entire system to be inclusive is more about a process and a culture, and not simply about student placements.  Establishing a culture of inclusion is something that we all need to work on.  It makes sense on many levels, including on an economic level.In short I support the proposal to restructure the department, but I also believe we need to review the results with a critical eye.  The job description of the Director of Student Support Services has been more than any one capable and diligent person can be expected to do, since the position was created a few years ago.  We need to make some adjustments to better support the Director, the students and the district.  In the same vein, Special Education has rigorous and important compliance and regulatory aspects that need to be carefully monitored.    For these and other reasons, while I support the restructuring generally, I still have some concerns about taking the ” .6 special education teacher” away, as I am not yet convinced whether it will have a negative effect on some children’s education.Jo NewhouseJay SamahaSpecial Education has come a long way since its inception in the mid-1970s.  The state of Massachusetts has been on the cutting edge of this progress and as a member of the School Committee I hope to help Wilmington become a leader in innovative thinking when it comes to Special Education.I have been working in Special Education since 1998 and it holds a special place in my heart.  I believe we have a legal and moral obligation to serve every child in Special Education in the most appropriate and least restrictive setting we can.  Often times this means inclusion, where students with special needs are educated alongside their typical peers in a typical classroom environment with both special education and regular education teachers.  Other times, inclusion is not the most appropriate setting and schools are obligated to find a setting that better meets the needs of the student. Either way, a top performing Special Education Department will look at each individual student’s needs and then make determinations.Anecdotally I have heard many good things about Special Education in Wilmington.   I have heard of hard working, dedicated Special Educators and students who have shown great progress.  The goal, of course, is to make this true for all of our students with special needs.According to the 2018 Coordinated Program Review (CPR),  there are a few areas where Special Education in Wilmington has fallen short.  These areas include the appropriate identification of students with a Specific Learning Disability, the full utilization of the pre-referral process for students before directly referring students to Special Education, and the transfer of rights to students when they reach the age of 18.  According to the Superintendent’s Report at the April 10 School Committee Meeting, the majority of these areas have been corrected. I applaud the district on these moves. The CPR also recommended an evaluation of Special Education in Wilmington. I am eager to hear the results of this report.I hope to see an increase in the use of and a meaningful update to the District Curriculum Accommodation Plan which offers teachers tools they can use for all students and frequently can help students without the need for Special Education Services.  I think our participation in the SEEM Collaborative has been incredibly beneficial to the town and I hope to see this collaboration continue.Considering the importance of Special Education and the financial, legal, and moral obligations of Special Education, I fully support Dr. Brand’s plan to restructure the administrative leadership of Special Education.   Currently Wilmington employs a Director of Student Support Services who oversees all of Special Education in addition to Behavioral Health, School Counseling, and Administrative Assistants. I believe this role is spread too thin.  Dr. Brand has proposed creating a Director of Special Education. Having one administrator in charge of Special Education exclusively will allow for our students and families to be better served. I also appreciate the fact that Dr. Brand was creative in his creation of this position.  Instead of just adding a new role and asking the town for more money, he has consolidated and re-interpreted roles so that this move will be budget neutral.Jay SamahaLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedA VOTER’S GUIDE To The Wilmington School Committee RaceIn “Government”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NOTEBOOK: 5 Things That Happened At Recent School Committee MeetingIn “Education”Special Education PAC Chair Jo Newhouse Appointed To Wilmington School CommitteeIn “Education”last_img read more

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Cook Inletkeeper requests public notice on proposed fracking

first_imgBlueCrest Energy is set to begin hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in Cook Inlet this month.(Image courtesy of Cook Inletkeeper)The new fracking operation, which will occur about three and a half miles offshore, has faced steep opposition from Kenai Peninsula residents.Under current rules, the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission was not required to publicly release BlueCrest’s fracking permit application until after they had approved it.Bob Shavelson is the Executive Director of Cook Inletkeeper. He said the public should be informed of potential fracking projects before the Commission approves them.“It’s just basic transparency, basic fairness, right to know,” Shavelson said. “We all collectively own the lands and waters and air of the state and that’s ingrained in Article VIII of our Constitution. So if someone’s going to pollute or potentially pollute those things, then we have a right to know about that and engage in that process.”Cook Inletkeeper submitted a letter to the Commission on Sept. 19 requesting they amend their rules and provide public notice, as well as the opportunity for public comment about future fracking projects.The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Dec. 15 in Anchorage to hear feedback on Cook Inletkeeper’s proposed changes.last_img read more

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Afghanistan Unrest 23 civilians killed

first_imgKabulAt least 23 civilians, including women and children, were killed by a US air strike in southern Afghanistan earlier this week, according to an UN investigation, as ordinary Afghans continue to bear the brunt of the 17-year conflict.”Initial findings indicate that the vast majority of the victims were women and children,” the UN mission in Afghanistan said in a report received by AFP late Thursday, adding that at least three people were also injured in the attack.The strike occurred during a firefight between Afghan special forces working with US advisors and Taliban insurgents late Tuesday in restive Helmand province.NATO said air support was requested by security forces on the ground as the militants deployed heavy weapons and retreated into a nearby compound.Provincial authorities had earlier said several members of a single family appeared to be killed in the strike, with one official saying “at least 18 civilians were killed”, which could not be confirmed.NATO has said it was investigating the incident.Haji Mohammad, who lived near where the incident occurred, said the strike came after the Taliban entered a home during a battle with security forces, saying it killed several civilians inside along with nine insurgents.Civilians continue to face “extreme levels of harm”, a recent UN report said, with 8,050 people killed or wounded in the January to September period this year.Violence has escalated in the past year as US and Afghan forces press ground and air offensives against Taliban and IS insurgents.The Taliban has also upped assaults on Afghan forces even as the United States increased efforts to engage the militants in peace talks.Washington is trying to find a way out of the conflict more than 17 years since it began.US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is spearheading efforts to strike a peace deal with the Taliban before Afghanistan’s presidential election, scheduled for April next year though officials have said it could be postponed until July.A Taliban delegation met with Khalilzad in Doha in October and November to discuss ending the Afghan conflict. Khalilzad has said he is “cautiously optimistic” for an end to the conflict.last_img read more

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Hundreds Of Undocumented Immigrants Gather In Houston For National Convention

first_imgListen 00:00 /02:14 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Florian MartinAbout 1,000 mostly young, undocumented immigrants are gathering at the George R. Brown Convention Center this weekend.Sheridan Aguirre is undocumented. He works with United We Dream, an advocacy group for young immigrants. He’s here with about a thousand mostly young, undocumented immigrants from across the country, who are stepping out of the shadows to draw attention to their situation.“The United We Dream Congress is a space where undocumented youths are able to gather to gain leadership skills and be able to plan out the priorities for the undocumented immigrant community,” Aguirre says.The majority of them are DREAMers, those who were brought to this country illegally as children and qualify for President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.Berenice Hernandez is one of them. She’s currently working on a master’s in social work at the University of Houston.Her hope is to learn more about the needs of the undocumented community and the resources available to them.“The immigration system isn’t something that’s just very straight-forward. It’s not as practicable as people think it is,” she says. “So there’s always changing things, different situations or policies that are enacted.”Not all of the congress attendees have the same story.Justin Nguyen, who lives in Boston, does not qualify for DACA. He came to the U.S. from Vietnam four years ago, at age 14, and then overstayed his visa.He says at this time he can’t see a pathway to legal status.“The process (is) very long and very uncertain that I will even get a pathway to citizenship,” he says. “And it requires a lot of money and I’m from a low-income family, so we don’t have that kind of funding.”Nguyen hopes he will never have to move back because he’s built a life here and he doesn’t feel safe in Vietnam.Congress participants can attend workshops and listen to keynote speaker Jorge Ramos, probably the best known Spanish language newscaster in the U.S.The highlight of the three-day convention is a rally to Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman’s office on Saturday. They’ll protest the county’s agreement with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as part of the 287(g) program, which gives deputies the authority to enforce immigration laws.“The Houston community has been working to end that contract so we’re bringing in everyone on board to say, this has to go, precisely because it fits into our overall priorities as a network,” Aguirre says.The United We Dream Congress is taking place at the George R. Brown Convention Center Friday through Sunday.This is the first time it’s happening in Houston. The first congress took place in 2011. Sharelast_img read more

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EA voted Worst Company in America

first_imgIt’s been a big, big year for game publisher Electronic Arts. The launch of the Origin game service, Battlefield 3, Mass Effect 3, and now it has won a very prestigious award. Your friend and mine, EA has won the annual Worst Company in America award from the Consumer Union’s Consumerist blog. EA is now the proud owner of the iconic Golden Poo trophy.Each year, the Consumerist pits all the most hated big companies in the US against each other in a capitalist version of the March Madness brackets. This year there were 32 firms to start with, but slowly the matches pared things down. Walmart beat out Gamestop, AT&T took out Facebook, and Bank of America silenced Ticketmaster. In the final battle of Bank of America versus EA, Electronic Arts took an incredible, record breaking 64% of the vote. This victory is made all the sweeter by the fact that this was EA’s first year on the list.The last year has brought the situation with EA into stark focus for many gamer. The gaming monolith continues to gobble up smaller, more innovative companies. If you ask the fans, they’ll tell you that things are never quite the same for those game studios after being bought (case in point, Bioware). Angry gamers also cite EA’s increasing reliance on downloadable content as a money making venture in top games.There have also been multiple reports of shady business practices like manipulating media coverage with viral marketers posing as real users. Employees too seem to be getting trolled; EA has famously miserable working conditions where employees are badly overworked. As legitimate as that concern is, I imagine it had less to do with the win than anger over the ending of Mass Effect 3 did.When word got back to EA about the award, the PR machine fired off a quick response. ”We’re sure that bank presidents, oil, tobacco and weapons companies are all relieved they weren’t on the list this year. Reference was also made to creating award winning games and serving 300 million gamers.The Consumerist will be attempting to deliver the traditional Golden Poo trophy to EA soon. Congrats, guys. You really did it.Consumerist via VentureBeatlast_img read more

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Art with an edge

first_imgArtworks with a twist will provide a visual treat to art lovers as the Barisha Silpara Art Society will present a group art exhibition which comprises of paintings, drawings, sculptures, graphics and ceramics by some renowned artists. Th exhibition will be held from February 13 to 19 in the national Capital.The exhibition will have participants from across the country and the names include Abdul Salam, Akhil Chandra Das, Arup Kumar Das, Bikram Das, Chandni Guha Roy, David Malaker and Debashis Kulay. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The works of artists like Iqubal Hossain, Mina Mondal, Partha Protim Gayen, Premangshu Mitra, Pradip Ghosh, Rakesh Sadhak, Souvik Das, Shubha Kayal, Sushanta Bhowmik and Tapan Bhattacharya will also be showcased .The artworks belong to a group of upcoming artists, who would be an established clear symbol of new age modern art. The members of the art society work together through metal casting, ceramics, terracotta, oil, etchings, lino and/or wood cut prints. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThey also exhibit their work in different galleries on a regular basis. It has got a creative corner built up for the children from 1987, who had the prospect of blossoming into art practitioners in the future. The society produces art not only on subjective, but also in objective basis.When: February 13-19Where: Lalit Kala Akademi, Rabindra BhavanTIMINGS: 11 am – 7 pmlast_img read more

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