Community Service Critical to Nation Building – Crawford

first_imgRelatedCommunity Service Critical to Nation Building – Crawford RelatedCommunity Service Critical to Nation Building – Crawford RelatedCommunity Service Critical to Nation Building – Crawford Community Service Critical to Nation Building – Crawford TourismAugust 24, 2012center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail State Minister for Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Damion Crawford, has underscored the importance of community service in the continued development of the country. Addressing a community service conference on August 23 at the University of Technology’s Papine campus in St. Andrew, Mr. Crawford pointed out that enhancing the lives of others through service is a rewarding experience. He noted, for example, that not only is it gratifying when, in giving service by teaching a group of youngsters, that they learn, “but they start to aspire, sometimes, to be like you. That influence causes them to have a new lease on life because they have a new level of exposure and socialisation”. Mr. Crawford said young adults, especially those at the university level, have a key role to play in the process, noting that by offering service to troubled communities, they can influence change in the mindsets of despondent individuals.   He noted that when a tertiary level student can mentor a troubled teen “you don’t know how much you have changed his outlook, his motivation in life.” “So, don’t undervalue what you have achieved can mean to people, who have achieved nothing and have no example of achieving things,” he said. Held under the theme: ‘Shaping our future, empowering communities, enriching our nation,’ the annual conference sought to sensitise new students about the value of community service, including the challenges, excitement, and rewards. Among the objectives were: to motivate students to become change agents in developing a service-oriented/loving Jamaican society; create an awareness of the impact of service and volunteerism on the Jamaican society; and highlight the benefits, joys and learning opportunities of community service. Vice President, Division of Development and Community Service, Professor Rosalea Hamilton, told the students that by volunteering their service, they will help to build communities. “Your work and your understanding of the important role you are about to embark on to go into these communities and to provide service that will strengthen communities to do more, is critical to the development of the country,” she said. Advertisementslast_img read more

Students Sue School District for $12 Million Over “Monkey See” Photos

first_imgCongratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Evolution Students Sue School District for $12 Million Over “Monkey See” PhotosDavid KlinghofferJanuary 10, 2020, 5:30 AM Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share David KlinghofferSenior Fellow and Editor, Evolution NewsDavid Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor of Evolution News & Science Today, the daily voice of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former senior editor and literary editor at National Review magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Commentary, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.Follow DavidProfileTwitter Share “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide TagsAfrican AmericansAfricansalt-rightAsiansBronx ZooCaucasiansCharles DarwinDarwinismDenisovansDesmond Dent Sr.Discovery Instituteevolutionary biologyevolutionary pressuresfaithhuman beingsHuman ZoosintelligenceJohn RayJohn WestMonkey HouseNeanderthalsOta BengapygmyRace RealismracesRacismsciencescientific racismspeciessubhumansSuffolk CountyWalter Bradley CenterWikipediazoology class,Trending Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesiscenter_img A glance at the Wikipedia article on “scientific racism” makes it sound like the phenomenon is basically something out of the past: “Historically, scientific racism received credence throughout the scientific community, but it is no longer considered scientific.” But four African American high school students in Suffolk County, NY, might beg to differ. They are suing their school district for $12 million after the teacher of their advanced zoology class showed slides of them juxtaposed with a gorilla with the caption “Monkey see, monkey do.” The photo of the four was taken on a field trip with their class to the Bronx Zoo, a place with a dismal history. There, in 1906, the African pygmy Ota Benga was displayed in a cage in the zoo’s Monkey House to educate the public about the insights of Darwinian theory.Human ZoosThe story of Ota Benga, including much historical context and tracing eugenic and racist thinking from Darwin to the contemporary alt-right, was the subject of a recent documentary from Discovery Institute, Human Zoos, written and directed by John West. Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour From the CBS News report:The students and their families are crying foul over the images a science teacher used in the slideshow…“There can’t be any question about what they meant,” said lawyer John Ray. “Remember, this is a zoology class. Evolution is taught.”Not an Isolated GoofThe attorney calls it “institutionalized racial superiority,” and the students say they felt that they had been deliberately shamed. The teacher defends himself, saying he has been snapping photos of students like this, black, white, and otherwise, for years. But the “Monkey see” slide is not an isolated goof, apparently:The parents said they were shown slideshows this week from years past and noticed another troubling photo.“The lion caption. It was a picture of a lion and then three black young ladies. Then it said, ‘Not all animals are cute,’” said Desmond Dent, Sr., father of one of the students.Let’s be fair. The instructor likely did not act from a specific intent to hurt black students. In 2020, a teacher would need to be operating under a career death wish to single out African Americans that way. Was the exercise “culturally insensitive,” as the school district evidently now concedes, given the relevant history, including the fact that the photo was taken at the notorious Bronx Zoo of all places? That seems more likely.The Inevitable SubhumanBut the lawyer, John Ray, may have come closest to hitting the nail on the head. As he commented, “Remember, this is a zoology class. Evolution is taught.” As Denyse O’Leary at Discovery Institute’s Walter Bradley Center has observed, it’s in the nature of Darwinism that it must have its “official subhuman.” A theory of gradual, unguided, purposeless biological change, with species and races continuously varying and shading over into each other, is necessarily going to be ill at ease with a single human race, all its members equally bearing the image of a transcendent creator.From a Darwinian perspective, with all the human races having been shaped by different evolutionary pressures across a range of environments around the globe, it would be surprising if some races were not “superior” or “inferior” in intelligence or other characteristics. It would be wholly against expectation if Caucasians, Africans, Asians and others were all perfectly equal in their endowments. Why would they be? That has got to be one reason that scientific racism persists: it’s baked into Darwin’s theory.The Banner of “Race Realism”Not surprisingly, then, Darwinism has again and again proposed classes of subhumans, whether safely extinct ones, such as Neanderthals and Denisovans, or living ones, such as modern Africans. Also not surprisingly, under the banner of “Race Realism,” racialists today like those on the alt-right conspicuously embrace evolutionary theory.In contrast, while religious thinkers over the centuries have included their share of racists, nothing in the idea of design or the idea of creation suggests that there should be categories of lesser or greater humans. On the contrary, if human beings uniquely bear the stamp of a designer’s image, that would argue strongly against any myth of a racial hierarchy. Science and faith, in that case, would testify together against the perversity of racism.Photo: Monkey House, Bronx Zoo, in 2009, by Michael Gray via Flickr (cropped). Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Recommended A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to Alllast_img read more

Golden Eagle Trust calls for recognition of pressures facing rural Donegal

first_img Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Golden Eagle Trust calls for recognition of pressures facing rural Donegal 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe News Previous articleSignificant drop in Letterkenny air pollution since introduction of smoky coal banNext articleBody recovered from River Foyle in search for missing Andrew News Highland Google+ The Golden Eagle Trust is expressing concern about the future of rural Donegal following the publication by Teagasc of a major analysis of census figures.The figures were published as a Department of Agriculture review of its Rural Development Programme copmes to a close, with tomorrow the closing date for submissions.The programme will dictate the level of Agri-Environment payments given to small farmers in Donegal over the next 7 years and the level of LEADER type funding available for local projects, with Lorcan O’Toole of the Golden Eagle Trust saying the Teagasc report highlights some serious inequalities which should be highlighted in the forthcoming local election campaign.With the Donegal Local Elections just over 10 weeks away, the Golden Eagle Trust is asking all prospective election candidates to look closely at the detail behind national Rural Development Policy and consider their impacts on Rural Donegal in particular.Spokesperson Lorcan O’Toole says there has been very little debate locally, and he fears there is a lack of awareness of the apparent pressure on the future available income for Donegal’s small farmers and its consequences on nearby communities.Among the issues identified by Teagasc are very high unemployment, a declining population, a high level of school leaving before the age of 17 and a very high level of unviable farms.The trust has submitted a draft motion to each of the four parties on Donegal County Council, asking them to consider passing a resolution requesting that the Department of Agriculture have due regard for the unique circumstances pertaining to rural Donegal. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder By News Highland – February 17, 2014 Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Twitter Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

High School Boys Soccer Preview: Monroe County Division IV

first_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Share on Facebook High School Boys Soccer Preview: Monroe County Division IV All-County performer Dylan Ange (right) is one of six returning starters for Greece Odyssey. (Photo: PAUL GOTHAM/PICKIN’ SPLINTERS)GREECE ODYSSEY LEOPARDS (Class B1)Last season: 8-9-2, lost to Livonia in Class B finalsCoach: Scott Mikulski (119-124-26/15th season)Top returners: Dylan Ange (Sr. Forward – scored 13 goals last season, earning First Team All-County honors), Parker Ange (Sr. Defender – First Team All-County player), Josh Haff (Sr. Midfielder – All-County honorable mention in 2017), Kyle Pezzulo (Sr. Goalkeeper – All-County honorable mention in 2017), Julian Voltaire (Sr. Defender/Midfielder), Jordan Staub (Sr. Defender), Jamison Staub (Sr. Defender), Delshad Aziz (Sr. Forward)Top newcomers: Ryan Michelson (Fr. Midfielder), Josh Hossenlopp (So. Midfielder), Aiden Drake (Jr. Midfielder – junior varsity MVP), Seth Simmons (Jr. Defender/Midfielder), Gavin Tudisco (Jr. Forward), Brandon Callaghan (Jr. Midfielder), Cody Schneider (Jr. Forward), Dillon Callaghan (Sr. Forward)Current record: 2-0-0 (1-0-0)Next game: Wednesday, September 5th vs. Honeoye Falls-LimaOutlook: On top of six returning starters, many of the newcomers gained valuable experience during the Leopards sectional finals run. Defense’s solidarity will be a huge benefit for the 2018 season as the starting goalkeeper and defenders return. Can Greece Odyssey’s offense break out in its tough Monroe County division?GREECE OLYMPIA SPARTANS (Class B1)Last season: 9-7-1, lost in sectional quarter-finalsCoach: Robert DuPrau (57-79-3/8th year)Top returners: Gidyon Chane (Sr. Midfielder), Guy Kadge (Sr. Forward), Andrew Balch (Jr. Midfielder)Top newcomers: Martin Erdal (Sr. Midfielder), Dennis Banahene (So. Midfielder), Tristan Caruana (Jr. Defender)Current record: 1-1-0Next game: Wednesday, September 5th vs. Eastridge.Outlook: The Spartans lost 12 players to graduation, eight of which were starters. That being said, they may not come out competing at the same caliber they were at in the past. However, once the newcomers gain experience throughout Division IV, a run in Class B1 may not be out of the question.HONEOYE-FALLS LIMA COUGARS (Class A2)Last season: 16-3, lost 2-0 in sectional finals to Pittsford SutherlandCoach: Mike Merrill (153-60-16/13th year)Top returners: Jack Emerson (Sr. Midfielder), Nate Edom (Sr. Goalkeeper), Chris Goetz (Jr. Midfielder), Blake Eby (Sr. Forward), Gunnar Wetzel (So. Forward)Current record: 0-0-0First game: Wednesday, September 5th at Greece OdysseyOutlook: The Cougars are only returning three starters from their finalist season, so a number of younger players are going to be called to fill the void of the graduated class. Can the younger players adjust to varsity-level play to be a force by the end of the season?BATAVIA BLUE DEVILS (Class A2)Last season: Lost to Wayne (4-0) in the A2 quarterfinals.Current record: 0-3-0Next game: Friday vs. Greece OdysseyEASTRIDGE LANCERS (Class A1)Last season: Lost to Greece Arcadia (6-0) in the Class A1 quarterfinals.Current record: 0-3-0 (0-1-0)Next game: Wednesday, September 5th at Greece Olympia. Add to Google+ Connect on Linked in By Cait McClare on September 4, 2018No Comment center_img Print This Post Follow on Facebook Subscribe by Email High School Boys Soccer Preview: Monroe County Division IV added by Cait McClare on September 4, 2018View all posts by Cait McClare →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensezzin.com20 Beautiful Places to Visit Before You Dieezzin.comby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ SplintersThe Fairport Ace who never had his chance: Jake Conklin – Pickin’ Splinters This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more

Penthouse at Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel asks double 2017 sale price

first_imgShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink Ian Schraeger’s Public Hotel at 215 Chrystie Street (Getty, Google Maps, Dolly Lenz)Luxury contracts rallied last week to the highest number since the shutdown, and one seller on the Lower East Side is feeling lucky.The anonymous owner of a penthouse atop Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel has listed the aerie for $32 million — double what they paid for it in 2017, according to the New York Post.Spanning 4,200 square feet, the full-floor unit at 215 Chrystie Street features four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms and a 1,580-square-foot great room.The unit was originally designed by architect John Pawson and “reimagined” by Ken Fulk, the listing said.Herzog & de Meuron designed the Chrystie Street condo project, which was developed by Schrager in conjunction with the trendy hotel. According to the Post, the penthouse is the first in the building that has been listed for resale.ADVERTISEMENTLuxury sales tumbled in Manhattan after the state shutdown, compounding problems in an already weak market. The figures rallied last week, but it’s too early to say whether those figures signified a market revival or a momentary spike.Several properties that have gone into contract since the pandemic hit, including a five-bedroom unit at 641 Fifth Avenue, have been discounted. That property was listed in 2016 for $33 million and went into contract last week, at an ask of $17 million. [NYP] — Sylvia Varnham O’Regancenter_img Tagslower east sideluxury marketlast_img read more

Milton Jones leads all-star line-up for 2018 StandUp For GamesAid

first_imgMilton Jones leads all-star line-up for 2018 StandUp For GamesAidAbandoman, Geoff Norcott, Scummy Mummies and more join Imran Yusuf at The Comedy StoreChristopher DringHead of Games B2BThursday 8th February 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleGamesAidThe StandUp For GamesAid comedy night returns on Monday, May 14th at the London Comedy Store.This year’s event will once again be hosted by Imran Yusuf, and features Milton Jones, Abandoman, Jason Patterson, Scummy Mummies (featuring former GI editor Ellie Gibson), Evelyn Mok and Geoff Norcott.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games It will also feature stand-up amateurs from the games industry – Jon Torrens and Byron Atkinson-Jones – who will perform short five-minute sets.Tickets are exclusively available to those in the games industry right now via this link (£17 tickets plus £2 booking fee), but they will be made publicly available soon, so make sure to grab your tickets quickly.Every penny raised from the event, including the raffle that will take place during the show, goes to GamesAid charities. GamesAid supports young and disadvantaged people in the UK. To find out more and sign up to GamesAid, click here.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesLine-up revealed for Stand Up for GamesAid comedy nightThis year, Imran Yusuf is joined by Shoot From The Hip, John Moloney and moreBy James Batchelor 2 years agoGamesAid Golf and Spa Day returns July 11thOnce again to The GroveBy Christopher Dring 2 years agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

School district cancels classes due to staff absences over coronavirus

first_imgMyriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, EMILY SHAPIRO and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 772,000 people worldwide.Over 21.7 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks. Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 5.4 million diagnosed cases and at least 170,434 deaths. Here’s how the news developed on Monday. All times Eastern:7:35 p.m.: NYC gyms not reopening anytime soon, mayor saysGyms in New York City won’t be opening next week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said hours after an announcement that fitness facilities in the state could reopen as early as next Monday.“There’s no higher priority than making sure our schools and child care centers are safe for learning in the fall, and the city’s dedicated team of inspectors will continue prioritizing that work,” de Blasio said in a statement. “While indoor fitness classes and indoor pools will not be opening at this time, we’ll be developing a fair and rigorous inspection system for other gym setups in the coming weeks.”Earlier on Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that gyms in New York state could reopen at a 33% capacity limit with masks worn at all times as early as Aug. 24. Facilities will also have to undergo inspections to stay open.6:55 p.m.: Kansas City Chiefs to start season with stadium at 22% capacityWhen the Kansas City Chiefs kick off their season next month, the Super Bowl champs could have more than 16,000 fans in attendance.Team officials announced Monday that the Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium will have a reduced capacity of about 22% to start the season. The stadium normally can hold over 76,000 people.Local officials, including the Kansas City mayor, health director and EMS medical director, approved the plan, the team said.Among the stadium’s COVID-19 protocols, masks will be required at all times except when eating or drinking, no bags will be allowed inside, hand sanitization stations have been installed throughout the stadium and high-touch areas will be cleaned before, during and after each game with hospital-grade disinfectants.The team kicks off its season on Sept. 10 against the Houston Texans.Over 60 players across the NFL have opted out of the upcoming season due to COVID-19 concerns, including three Chiefs, according to ESPN.4:25 p.m.: UNC Chapel Hill cancels in-person classes after coronavirus cases riseAfter coronavirus positivity rates rose from 2.8% to 13.6% at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, school officials have decided to move all undergraduate in-person classes to remote learning, they announced Monday.When students started moving into dorms two weeks ago, officials kept buildings at less than 60% capacity and classrooms at less than 30% capacity, the school said. However, 177 students are now in isolation and another 349 are quarantining, officials said.The undergraduate shift from in-person to remote will go into effect Wednesday. Classes for the graduate, professional and health affairs schools will continue as they were, officials said.4 p.m.: US Open’s top-seeded female player drops out due to COVID-19Simona Halep, the top-seeded female tennis player at this year’s U.S. Open, has dropped out of the tournament due to COVID-19 concerns.Halep tweeted Monday, “After weighing up all the factors involved and with the exceptional circumstances in which we are living, I have decided that I will not travel to New York to play the @usopen. I always said I would put my health at the heart of my decision.”Halep, who is currently ranked No. 2 in the world, is the 12th singles player to drop out of this year’s grand slam tournament. Most of those 12 players cited COVID-19 as a reason.Ashleigh Barty, who was ranked No. 1, had also previously dropped out due to COVID-19.The U.S. Tennis Association released its Health and Safety Plan for the U.S. Open earlier on Monday. Players and members of the highest tiered bubble will be tested twice; after two negative results, they will be tested every four days. Members of the tightest bubble will receive access to the National Tennis Center following the first negative test.The U.S. Open will begin Aug. 31.2:10 p.m.: Nearly half of adults risk more severe COVID-19 disease due to underlying medical conditionsNearly half of U.S. adults — 45.4% — have a greater risk of more severe coronavirus disease because they are living with one or more underlying medical conditions, according to a CDC study published in the August edition of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases.Researchers focused on heart disease, diabetes, lung disease (COPD and asthma), hypertension and cancer because those six conditions were associated with a higher death rate, according to early data from China.People with one or more of these medical conditions are more likely to experience more serious health problems if infected with COVID-19, according to the study.The older the person is, the greater the risk is, according to the study.The study was based on self-reported information from telephone surveys. It does not include information from nursing homes and long-term care facilities so this is likely an underestimate of underlying health conditions. 1:30 p.m.: Virus that causes COVID-19 confirmed in mink in UtahSARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans, was found among mink at two farms in Utah, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories.Some people who had contact with the mink were found to have COVID-19, the USDA said.The number of infected animals was not released.“After unusually large numbers of mink died at the farms, the Utah Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory completed necropsies on several of the affected animals,” the department said in a statement Monday. “Samples were forwarded and tested presumptive positive for SARS-CoV-2 at the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. Both laboratories are members of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network. The presumptive positive samples were then sent to NVSL for confirmatory testing.”These are the first confirmed cases of the virus among mink in the U.S. Mink were previously found to have the virus in the Netherlands, Spain and Denmark, the USDA said.1:10 p.m.: Canadian Football League cancels seasonThe Canadian Football League announced Monday that it’s canceling the fall season instead of moving ahead with the planned shortened season.“The league lost its number one source of venue — fans in the stands — when the COVID-19 pandemic prevented large gatherings,” the league said in a statement. “Unlike US-based leagues that can count on television or streaming to provide the lion’s share of their revenue, the CFL depends heavily on its live gate.”“Despite months of discussions, the government ultimately declined the CFL’s appeal for financial support,” the league said.“Even with additional support, our owners and community-held teams would have had to endure significant financial losses to play in 2020,” Commissioner Randy Ambrosie said in the statement. “This outcome after months of discussions with government officials is disappointing. But we’re focused now on the long-term future and we will continue to work with the federal and provincial governments in that context.”12:45 p.m.: Expert stresses importance of universal flu vaccine during pandemicEmory University’s infectious disease expert Dr. Rafi Ahmed said in a video briefing Monday that it’s critical that the U.S. not forget about the flu as the pandemic moves forward.In the last decade, flu infections in the U.S. have ranged from 9 million to 45 million per year and deaths have ranged from 10,000 to 60,000 per year, he said.The vaccine used for influenza changes annually because every year different strains of the virus emerge, which require the development of new vaccines adapted to fight against them, explained Ahmed. Occasionally a more dangerous strain emerges that can lead to a pandemic, like the swine flu in 2009, he said.Although the current influenza vaccines are effective, there is still room for improvement, he said.In particular, Ahmed said “we would like to get away from immunizing people every year” and develop a long-term influenza vaccine that might last “five years, ten years, or maybe even longer.”11:50 a.m.: NY gyms can soon reopen at limited capacityIn New York, gyms can open on Aug. 24 at 33% capacity, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.Masks will be mandatory at all times, he said, and health guidelines will be enforced including ventilation requirements.Localities must inspect the facilities before or within two weeks of reopening, Cuomo said, and localities will also make decisions on indoor fitness classes.New York, once the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic, now has one of the lowest coronavirus rates in the country, Cuomo said.Of those tested in New York state on Sunday, .71% tested positive for the coronavirus — the lowest daily number so far, Cuomo said.11:10 a.m.: LA launches testing, tracing program at schoolsThe Los Angeles Unified School District — the nation’s second largest school district — is launching a coronavirus testing and contact tracing program at schools, said Superintendent Austin Beutner.The district is reopening with virtual learning starting Tuesday.Staff, students and their families will get regular testing which will be used “to study the impact and effects of reopening,” the district said.“While this testing and contact tracing effort is unprecedented, it is necessary and appropriate,” Beutner said in a statement. “This will provide a public health benefit to the school community, as well as the greater Los Angeles area.”It also benefits students’ education “by getting them back to school sooner and safer and keeping them there,” he said.“We hope this effort also will provide learnings which can benefit other school systems,” he added.California has more than 625,000 coronavirus cases, higher than any other state in the U.S.8:15 a.m.: Bolivia’s case count tops 100,000 amid protestsMore than 100,000 people in Bolivia have now been diagnosed with COVID-19. The Bolivian Ministry of Health announced the grim milestone on Sunday night, noting that 60% of the diagnosed cases remain active, including 1,198 new infections. There were also 55 additional coronavirus-related fatalities in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 4,058 nationwide.The South American nation descended into chaos and civil unrest last month after the government decided to postpone the first round of the presidential election again, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The vote, which was initially supposed to be held in May, will now take place on Oct. 18. Thousands of people have continued to protest in the streets.7:23 a.m.: Tulsa sees surge in teachers seeking to file willsA rising number of teachers in Tulsa, Oklahoma, are seeking to file wills amid the coronavirus pandemic and fears of returning to the classroom, according to a report from local ABC affiliate KTUL-TV.The Tulsa Classroom Teachers Association told KTUL that the requests from teachers to file wills have increased by 200% since May.Tulsa Public Schools is set to resume classes virtually on Aug. 31.Teachers told KTUL they are thankful that the school district is starting with distance learning for the first nine weeks and they hope it will be extended if the city’s COVID-19 numbers don’t go down. They said they’re afraid of bringing the virus home to their families.6:18 a.m.: Arizona school district cancels classes due to staff absencesA school district in Arizona was forced to cancel Monday classes after more than 100 staff members called out.The J. O. Combs Unified School District in Arizona’s Pinal County was set to resume in-person classes but notified parents in a letter dated Friday that “we have received a high volume of staff absences for Monday citing health and safety concerns.”“Due to these insufficient staffing levels, schools will not be able to re-open on Monday as planned,” the school district said. “This means that all classes, including virtual learning, will be canceled. At this time, we do not know the duration of these staff absences, and cannot yet confirm when in-person instruction may resume.”The school district added that they “will continue to monitor the situation and will share an update no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday.”A spokesperson for the school district told Phoenix ABC affiliate KNXV-TV that at least 109 people, including teachers and office staff, have requested not to work.Last week, the head of the Arizona Health Services Department and the state’s superintendent of public instruction laid out a series of guidelines that public schools were urged to use when deciding whether COVID-19 infection rates are low enough to safely reopen for full in-person learning.5:37 a.m.: India’s coronavirus death toll crosses 50,000India’s health ministry recorded 941 additional coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 50,921.The country of 1.3 billion people has the world’s fourth-highest death toll from COVID-19, behind the United States, Brazil and Mexico, according to a real-time tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.More than 2.6 million people in India have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began — the third-highest count in the world.4:29 a.m.: Another school closes its doors in Georgia amid rising casesA third school in Georgia’s Cherokee County is shuttering due to a growing cluster of coronavirus cases among its students and staff.The Cherokee County School District announced Sunday that it was temporarily closing Creekview High School in Canton, Georgia, with the hope of resuming in-person classes there on Aug. 31.“Over this weekend, the number of positive cases at Creekview High School has increased to a total of 25, with 500 of its 1,800 in-person students now under precautionary quarantine, and additional tests pending that would significantly increase the quarantine total,” the Cherokee County School District said in a statement. “We understand these closings create hardships and are disappointing to students who want to learn in-person as well as their families, but these are necessary measures to avoid potential spread within our schools.”The school district has also temporarily closed in-person learning at Woodstock High School and Etowah High School, where reopening is also tentatively scheduled for Aug. 31. Remote learning will be in effect for all students at the three schools in the meantime.Cherokee County reopened its schools on Aug. 3, welcoming back 30,000 students for in-person learning. Since then, at least 1,876 students and 45 staff members from more than a dozen schools have been placed under mandated two-week quarantines, according to data published on the school district’s website.3:45 a.m.: US reports under 1,000 new deaths for first time in seven daysThere were 42,048 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Sunday, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Sunday’s case count is well below the record set on July 16, when more than 77,000 new cases were identified in a 24-hour reporting period.An additional 572 coronavirus-related deaths were also recorded Sunday. It’s the first time in seven days that the nation has reported under 1,000 new deaths.A total of 5,403,361 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 170,052 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 70,000 for the first time in mid-July.An internal memo from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, obtained by ABC News on Sunday night, shows that the nationwide number of new cases over the last week has continued to decrease in week-over-week comparisons, while the number of new deaths has reversed and gone up. 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Adjunct Instructor – Patient Care Technician (PCT)

first_imgADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR – PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN (PCT)MALCOLM X COLLEGEMalcolm X College is currently seeking a part-time Faculty to teachin their HEAPRO101 Patient Care Tech (PCT) Program. If you havepassion for teaching and learning, and are committed to the missionof the community college, consider joining our team. The idealcandidate will have demonstrated success in the classroom bydeveloping and using effective teaching strategies that meetstudents’ diverse needs and engage the student in critical thinkingand problem-solving.ESSENTIAL DUTIES Design courses to meet learning outcomes, and promote students’active participation in their own learning.Create an effective learning environment.Employ a variety of formative and summative assessments toensure that classroom instruction leads to student learning.Help students reach their academic, personal and career goalsand foster a safe environment that respects the diversity of peopleand ideas.Contribute to and provide leadership in the student’s academicand professional communities, and promote collaboration andteamwork among members of these communities. QUALIFICATIONS Associate’s degree or higher in a health sciences relatedfieldCurrent Illinois or professional credential to either teachPatient Care Technician or EKG and/or Phlebotomy certification2 years or more of equivalent full-time work or teachingexperienceKnowledge of Brightspace Learning Management System or similarLearning Management System, preferredPrior experience with online teaching (via Zoom) and/or onlineteaching certification is strongly preferredExcellent oral and written communication skills and ability tocommunicate with diverse group of staff and students, requiredExperience with a diverse, multi-lingual student population isdesired, as is a commitment to the open access mission of thecommunity college We are an equal opportunity and affirmative actionemployer.Thank you for your interest in City Colleges ofChicago!last_img read more

Office Assistant 1 (Keyboard) – Undergraduate Admissions

first_imgTo apply, visit Office Assistant 1 (Keyboard) – UndergraduateAdmissionsJob no: 495818SUNY Budget Title: Office Assistant 1 (Keyboard)Work type: Full timeLocation: BrockportDepartment: Admissions UndergraduateCategories: Administrative; Secretarial; ClericalLocated in Western New York, State University of New York Collegeat Brockport is a nationally recognized and accredited publicinstitution with competitive state health insurance and retirementplan options. SUNY Brockport also includes Brockport Downtown andsponsors the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center (REOC), bothlocated in Rochester, NY. We are an inclusive employee-orienteduniversity. Be yourself and start your career here. Help us build abetter Brockport! Job Summary:Full-Time, Contingent / PermanentSG-06, Lines: 00295To be an eligible candidate for this position you must meet theMinimum Qualifications listed below.Essential Functions:Processes all student applications for prospectiveapplicantsGenerates letters for applicants without errorsProcesses Albany Service Center and Common ApplicationdownloadsResponds to office emailsServes as back-up to other Office Assistant 1’s in theofficeAnswers overflow calls received on main office numberProcesses incoming mailMinimum Qualifications:Candidates must have permanent appointment in an Office Assistant 1(Keyboarding) NY State classified position or be reachable forappointment on the current NY State Civil Service eligible list forOffice Assistant 1 (Keyboarding) Full-Time, Brockportlocation.Preferred Qualifications:Works proficiently with Microsoft Word, Access, and ExcelPossesses good interpersonal and communication skillsAbility to multi-task and prioritize workAbility to communicate basic information clearly and politelyby telephone and in personAbility to work in a team environmentAbility to work with a culturally diverse populationWork Schedule: 37.5 hours/week, 9am-5pm,Monday-Friday Salary and Benefits: May be benefitseligible; more information at [email protected] Instructions: Respond to the canvassletter. Submit your application, cover letter, resume, and contactinformation for three professional references (one being a currentsupervisor) at by May 8,2021. New York State Executive Order: Pursuant toExecutive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the ExecutiveOrder, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that anapplicant for employment provide his or her current compensation,or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicantis extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. Ifsuch information has been requested from you before such time,please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations viaemail at [email protected] Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action EmployerDiversity Statement: We are part of an academic communitycommitted to fostering integrity, civility, and justice. We affirmthat the dignity of our Brockport community is protected when freespeech, academic freedom and individual rights are expressed withina climate of civility and mutual respect. Striving to learn fromeach other, we value human diversity because it enriches our livesand it is fundamental to the College’s commitment to teaching,learning, scholarship and service leading to student success.SUNY Brockport is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College activelyseeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with adisability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that wouldenrich the diversity of the College. jeid-a8d19701923a8845a8090ded7d029f35last_img read more

EHF EURO 2014: “Guerreras” and Denmark reach Main Round

first_imgRelated Items: ShareTweetShareShareEmail ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsDenmark secured the spot in the Main Round of the Women’s EHF EURO 2014 with last second goal of line player Susan Thorsgaard against Romania 29:29 (12:16). After bad start against Norway, Romanian girls played extremely better in their second match, but at the end, Danish girls have found the way to avoid defeat. Neagu and Tacalie scored 10 each for Romania, while Fisker netted 8 times for Denmark.STATISTICSSTANDINGS:Denmark 3Norway 2Romania 1Ukraine 0Spanish girls reached the Main Round with important victory against Russia 25:24 (13:14) in the first match of Round 2 in Group A. Carmen Martin scored 9 goals for the winners in their second triumph in Gyor…STATISTICSSTANDINGS:Spain 4Russia 1Hungary 1Poland 1 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Click to commentlast_img read more