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first_img whatsapp RETAILER Mattel yesterday shut its flagship Barbie concept store in Shanghai after just two years of trying to crack the Chinese toy market. Mattel said in a statement it remained committed to expanding the brand in China, and that the six-storey outlet had raised Barbie’s profile in the country. The shop opened in March 2009 as Barbie celebrated her 50th birthday, with Mattel hoping to expand sales in new regions to offset flagging turnover in its traditional markets during the recession. The firm has not released sales figures for the concept store or given a reason for its closure. Electronics retailer Best Buy last month scaled back its ambitions in the Chinese market. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Monday 7 March 2011 9:25 pm Tags: NULL Share Mattel shuts Barbie store in Shanghai More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com KCS-content last_img read more


first_imgCharleston, West Virginia, Feb. 26.Charleston, W.Va., Feb. 26 — Tens of thousands of teachers and service personnel in West Virginia braved rainy weather and carried out what is the first successful statewide teachers’ strike there in U.S. labor history on Feb. 22 and 23. Education employees in all 55 counties forced superintendents of education to close schools on those days.The strike continued throughout the state on Monday, Feb. 26, with thousands rallying at the state Capitol in Charleston, and reports indicate that a fourth day of the walkout will happen on Feb. 27.This action followed a union rally on Feb. 17 and a directive from state leaders of the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia, West Virginia Education Association and the West Virginia School Service Personnel Association. (“Statewide education strike looms in West Virginia,” Workers World, Feb. 20)Striking educators and school support staff packed the hallways of the state Capitol in Charleston on Thursday and Friday, uniting on such chants as “Fired up, fed up!” and “What’s disgusting? Union busting!” Others set up picket lines at their schools throughout the whole state.Both AFT National President Randi Weingarten and NEA Secretary-Treasurer Princess Moss came to Charleston on Feb. 22 and walked picket lines throughout Kanawha County. The next day, state leaders of the three unions issued a joint statement at a press conference in Charleston where they declared their members would continue to stay out on Monday, Feb. 26, since there was little movement by the Republican-led legislature.In response to the educators’ strong mobilization, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has publicly announced that a state injunction would be sent to union leaders. Strikes and work stoppages are illegal for education and state employees in West Virginia. This reveals the action as even more defiant when compared to other legal teacher strikes. Eyewitnesses reported to Workers World on Feb. 22: “Morrisey’s staff placed a mounted, stuffed bear in front of his office to avoid the angry crowd.”What is at stakeWest Virginia teachers rank 48th in pay in the U.S. Additionally, all public and state employees, including teachers and service personnel, are now facing out-of-pocket increased costs in health insurance coverage through the Public Employee Insurance Agency. Unfortunately for education and state workers, PEIA has not been fully funded since 2011, which has led to higher premiums and deductibles for recipients since that time.As one 21-year veteran junior high teacher told Workers World, “I didn’t become a teacher in this state for the money, but at one time, the insurance seemed like an incentive to stay here and teach.” The state’s legislature was majority Democrat in 2011, with Republicans taking control of the House and Senate in 2014. But state workers view both capitalist parties as being negligent when it comes to fixing PEIA.The right-wing-led legislature introduced bills advocated by the billionaire Koch brothers, such as “a payroll deception bill,” misnamed “payroll protection,” which would stop union dues from being deducted from members’ checks. The bill was introduced in deliberate retaliation for the first round of teacher walkouts on Feb. 2. The Koch Family Foundation funds a number of anti-worker initiatives throughout the U.S.Another bill that has shaken people up would eliminate seniority rights, which would allow blatant discrimination and favoritism practices by the state. Seniority was won through previous historic union battles.Since 2009, the West Virginia Legislature has been pushing for-profit charter schools. The education unions have been successful in defeating the charter school bills each year, but new charter school bills have reared their ugly heads in this session as well.  On Feb. 22, the legislature took education off their agenda, which was a victory, since that delays moving forward on the anti-worker seniority bill and the charter school bill.For the last several years, working-class and oppressed people in West Virginia have faced an onslaught of reactionary bills, from passage of the “right to work for less” bill in 2016 to racist voter ID laws to many anti-choice bills further restricting access to abortion.At the beginning of the West Virginia legislative session in mid-January, a bill was introduced to require all schools to provide an elective course on the Bible. Fortunately, that bill is not currently moving ahead.Racist governor and Big OilIn addition to the reactionary legislature, the workers in motion are taking aim at the major oil and gas companies that have been fracking in the state for several years and stealing from citizens long before that.Earlier this month, Lissa Lucas, a Democratic House of Delegates candidate, was physically removed from the Capitol building for the “crime” of listing the oil and gas companies that donate money to legislators. Lucas’ courageous action was in response to a bill, sponsored by Big Oil, that would allow companies to drill on landowners’ property without their consent. (Newsweek, Feb. 11)While Lucas is a candidate for the capitalist Democratic Party, even she was not immune from being dragged out of the House chambers for voicing criticism of Big Oil and its puppet politicians.Gov. Jim Justice is the richest person in West Virginia. He owns several non-union mines and has ties to Big Oil and Big Coal. Justice prides himself on being a personal friend of Trump and, like the bigot in chief, is not shy about openly expressing white supremacist views.At a Town Hall meeting in early February, teachers raised the idea of increasing a severance tax on oil and gas to help pay for a salary increase for education workers. The racist billionaire governor responded by saying, “There’s not a Chinaman’s chance.” (wowktv.com, Feb. 6)The banking industry is also ripping off the workers in West Virginia.  Research from the state’s 2018 Executive Budget Report states: “The percentage of each citizen’s income allocated to payment of state debt to the banks and financial institutions is 2.8% or $1,020 per citizen.”Jerry Goldberg, an anti-foreclosure organizer with the Moratorium NOW! Coalition in Detroit  and a veteran activist who has stood up to the banks throughout the country, commented to Workers World: “The debt owed by the average worker in West Virginia is much higher than that in most of the other states. Therefore, there are huge profits being made.” What is more concerning is the average salary in West Virginia is $23,000, which is poverty level.  Meanwhile, the average teacher’s salary is only $44,701. (pbsnewshour, Feb. 23)Struggle spills over to other sectorsInspired by the militant fight waged by education workers, state and public employees staged a rally at the Capitol building in Charleston on Feb. 19, organized by United Electrical Workers Local 170.  On Feb. 23, nurses and hospital workers in Welch conducted a walk-in. These workers also have PEIA coverage and receive low pay. Pittsburgh, in Pennsylvania only 40 miles from the northern panhandle of West Virginia, also seems to be on the verge of a teachers’ strike.While education and state workers initially directed their anger at the racist, billionaire governor and the arch-reactionary legislature, they are now taking aim at Big Oil and the banks. It is becoming more clear by the day that capitalism has nothing to offer workers and oppressed people throughout the world. Only a socialist system can guarantee a society that provides basic necessities for human survival.WW photoFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


first_imgNews April 28, 2021 Find out more “A huge demonstration is expected to take place in the Federal District on 7 July. Support is already gathering for the campaign against electoral fraud and vote-buying, which has been reported in the international media,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This creates an explosive atmosphere in a country already exhausted by years of violence, including a six-year offensive by the federal authorities against drug trafficking. RSF_en News News Reports Organisation Follow the news on Mexico 29.06.2012 – Terror continues on eve of election but civil society vigilance peaks There has been absolutely no let-up in a decade-old wave of terror against journalists in the final run-up to the presidential election on Sunday (1 July). The federal offensive against drug trafficking of the past six years has only increased the danger posed by the drug cartels and by their infiltration of virtually all branches of the state.In addition to the toll of 85 journalists killed and 16 disappeared in the past 12 years, the Mexican tragedy raises a crucial question: how much real democracy is left when basic constitutional rights including the right to report and receive the news are constantly flouted, when journalists, human rights activists, bloggers, civil society activists, local officials and ordinary citizens are gunned down every day with complete impunity, and when governmental, judicial, police and military institutions are often complicit?It will be up to the winner of Sunday’s election to provide concrete responses to this question. They must include implementing the protective measures envisaged by a new law that makes attacks on freedom of information a federal crime; ensuring that such crimes are investigated thoroughly and with complete transparency; and carrying out a complete overhaul of the judicial system, without which these demands will be in vain.The next government will also have to accept close scrutiny from a new generation of activists centred on #Yosoy132, a movement of student origin that now represents a promising source of pluralism and debate. Some of its members have been the target of serious threats and acts of intimidation during the election campaign. We will regard any manoeuvre or attack against them as an act of censorship. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Receive email alerts 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies MexicoAmericas Reporters Without Borders is alarmed at the growing controversy surrounding Mexico’s federal election on 1 July. Right up to the eve of election day, the campaign was marked by numerous attacks on journalists and also on observers, bloggers and campaigners for electoral transparency such as members of the #YoSoy132 collective.Much of the violence has been attributed to supporters of the three main candidates, starting with backers of the man who has been proclaimed the winner, Enrique Pena Nieto, leader of the Institutional Revolutionary Party that led the country continuously from 1929 to 2000. The fact that the candidate of the left, Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, has asked the Federal Electoral Institute for a recount could further increase tension. to go further Help by sharing this information MexicoAmericas Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state July 4, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Candidates in post-election standoff over vote fraud allegations May 13, 2021 Find out more May 5, 2021 Find out more ___________________________ “On behalf of the safety of journalists and all those who work to inform the public, and on behalf of constitutional freedom at such a critical moment for Mexico’s democratic life, we call for the following:- A major inquiry into the obstructions, censorship and intimidation that may have affected the coverage and observation of the electoral process. – A genuinely fair and transparent national debate on how the election was conducted, to which the mass media will contribute in the overriding interests of balance and pluralism. – A stand by the journalistic profession against escalation and partisan attacks that could polarise still further a bruised and divided society.”In addition, the organization hopes for the early clarification of the circumstances of the death of the 22-year-old American journalist Armando Montaño, whose body was found in an elevator shaft at his apartment building on 30 June. Among the stories covered by Montano, an intern in the Mexico City bureau of the Associated Press news agency, was the killing of three federal police officers at the capital’s Benito Juarez airport on 25 June.The Federal District public prosecutor’s office told Reporters Without Borders that a murder investigation had been launched. In the past decade, 85 journalists have been killed and 15 others have disappeared in Mexico. As regards threats to journalists, the news of Stephania Cardoso’s reappearance at the start of June was unfortunately quickly followed by reports of two other disappearances dating back to May – those of Federico García Contreras in the north-central state of San Luis Potosí and Zane Alejandro Plemmons Rosales in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas.A freelance journalist who used to be crime reporter for the daily La I, Plemmons, 30, has US and Mexican dual citizenship and normally resides in San Antonio, Texas. He has not been seen since 21 May, when he was staying in a hotel in the Mexican border town of Nuevo Laredo and went out a night with the aim of photographing a shootout taking place nearby.The same night, two individuals went to his hotel and managed to remove all of his personal effects. The hotel has since closed.In the eastern state of Veracruz, where the police have failed to shed light on the latest murders of journalists, there has been an outrageous development in the investigation into Proceso reporter Regina Martínez’s murder in April. Veracruz officials are now claiming it was crime of passion on the sole grounds that a bite mark was noticed on her neck during the autopsy. It is by no means the first time that the authorities have denied that a murder was linked to the victim’s work as a journalist. A few days before her murder, Martínez had written in Proceso about Veracruz state police collusion with the drug cartels.Finally, Reporters Without Borders Rafael wishes Rafael Said Hernández of the Revista Tucán a speedy recovery from the serious stab wounds he received in an attack on 24 June in the southern city of Oaxaca. Three suspects arrested shortly after the attack have been named by the police as Ernesto Gerardo García, 44, Daniel Amador Martínez, 34, and Emilio Martínez Cortés, 29.According to the Centre for Journalism and Public Ethics (CEPET), a Reporters Without Borders partner organization, Said’s mother said she heard his assailants threaten him in connection with his work before stabbing him in the chest and leg as he stood in the doorway of their home. He was hemorrhaging badly when hospitalized.last_img read more


first_imgEmail Twitter Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleAlleged assault on shop worker case adjournedNext articleInsp. Reidy warns on morning-after hangover admin A NUMBER of customers buying petrol at the newly-opened Topaz garage on the Ballysimon road got a nasty shock when their cars ground to a halt after filling up.After one customer contacted the Limerick Post about the incident, a spokesman for Topaz confirmed there had been a problem with one of their tanks.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Torrential rain drove water into the fuel tanks, which in turn, it is believed, made its way into the engines of cars which had been refilled at certain pumps.“Topaz can confirm that as a result of very heavy rainfall earlier this week a small amount of flood water seeped into one of the fuel tanks,” a spokesman said. “The site supervisor shut down the affected tank and pumps once she became aware of the flooding.  Unfortunately seven cars were affected and Topaz is working with  customers to speedily remedy the situation”. The spokesman added “We deeply regret the inconvenience caused”.center_img Linkedin Print NewsLocal NewsMotors hit by rainwater in fuelBy admin – October 27, 2011 580 Facebooklast_img read more


first_imgNews UpdatesPlea Seeking Excavation Of ‘Eganaathar Gurumadam’ Temple: Madras High Court Directs State To Conduct Inspection Sparsh Upadhyay22 March 2021 4:24 AMShare This – xEntertaining a plea seeking the excavation of the temple, by name, Eganaathar Gurumadam, said to have been housed by the Siddhars, the Madras High Court last week directed the State Government to conduct inspection and submit its report. The Bench of Justice M. M. Sundresh and Justice S. Ananthi directed the State of Tamil Nadu and Tami University to conduct a joint inspection of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginEntertaining a plea seeking the excavation of the temple, by name, Eganaathar Gurumadam, said to have been housed by the Siddhars, the Madras High Court last week directed the State Government to conduct inspection and submit its report. The Bench of Justice M. M. Sundresh and Justice S. Ananthi directed the State of Tamil Nadu and Tami University to conduct a joint inspection of the place, assess the materials available and file a detailed report by 30th March 2021. The plea before the Court A Writ Petition has been moved before the High Court seeking direction to conduct a dedicated archaeological excavation in Eganaathar Gurumadam Temple and the open place located adjacent to the Temple and other places in and around the outskirts of Kinnimangalam Village, Thirumanagalm Taluk, Madurai District. It is said that this temple was once housed by the Siddhars and it contains Tamil Brahmin inscriptions depicted on the pillars and there are subsequent inscriptions in the Tamil language. The Counsel for the petitioner submitted that the proposed excavation with respect to the language and the archeological work would have an impact of rewriting the history. It was contended that for the first time, there is a script in the Tamil language depicted in a pillar and which could give a lead to the theory that construction was in existence much earlier, than it was thought, by using pillars and stones. It was also submitted that in the said place, certain materials are also available including beats, jewels, and other iron instruments and that the Siddhars, who are involved, were buried in and around the temple precincts. Lastly, it was argued that though there is a rampant encroachment, the vacant site nearby the temple, if excavated, could unearth inner interesting materials. Court’s observations The Court noted that initially, Tamil Brahmin script used three different words, namely, ‘Eagan’, ‘Aathan’ and ‘Kottam’, while the subsequent one combines them and therefore, a thorough study is required. The Court also observed that the temple is also in possession of some of the materials unearthed at the time of removing the earth. “It appears that the present descendants are also in possession of some of the written materials, among the others. Therefore, a detailed study is required in this regard”, the Court observed. Thus, in such view of the matter, the Court directed the inspection of the aforesaid place, and sought a report. The Court also directed an Officer of State of Tamil Nadu and Dr.V.Selvakumar, Associate Professor and Head of the Department, Department of Maritime History and Marine Archeology, Tamil University, Thanjavur, to be present before the Court on the next date of hearing. The Court also requested one K. T. Gandhirajan, a private Archaeologist, who made initial excavation of the place to render his assistance to the team of officials of the TN Government and Tamil University sixth respondents and also be present before this Court on the next date of hearing. Further, the Commissioner, Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department, Chennai, was suo-motu impleaded as a respondent in the writ petition and asked to visit the site and submit an independent report. Case title – Arulanandam M. v. The Union of India and others [WP(MD)No.6023 of 2021] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more


first_img Tagged: spring weather, weather, weekly weather, wet weather Brian Crandall ITHACA, N.Y. — April showers bring…May showers, apparently. The recent wet spell is set to continue this week, with a moisture-laden storm system crossing the region today into tomorrow, and an inch of rain or more is likely in many communities south and west of Ithaca. For what it’s worth, it does appear drier and milder conditions will arrive towards the weekend, though most if not all of the week will continue to see below normal temperatures.Image courtesy of the Northeast Regional Climate Center.Weather RecapWith all of April 2021’s meteorological data in the record books, it was a fairly uneventful month for Ithaca and Tompkins County, a little on the mild side and a little on the wet side, but nothing to write home about. With an average temperature of 44.8°F, the Northeast Regional Climate Center’s site on Dryden’s Game Farm Road was 1.1°F above average, which is a tie for 55th warmest in 123 years of valid local records – or in other words, the warm side of near-normal.Regionally, the pattern was much the same, with 30 of the 35 first-order climate stations reporting warmer-than-normal temperatures for April. The exceptions were the four West Virginia stations and Albany, which has had a well-documented cold bias (it reads artificially low temperatures) ever since the sensor was replaced back in July 2020. Only the two Maine stations, Caribou and Portland, reported top-ten warmest Aprils. Image courtesy of the Northeast Regional Climate Center. On the precipitation side, April was wetter than usual, and that’s a good thing, given that early in the month much of Upstate was heading into mild and moderate drought conditions. 3.88″ of liquid and liquid-equivalent was received at Game Farm Road, including the meltwater from 4.1″ of snow. The typical figures for April are 3.40″ of precipitation and 2.8″ of snow respectively. Precipitation doesn’t follow normal statistical distributions (instead of the Bell curve, it follows a gamma distribution), so 3.88″ is actually wet enough for 20th place in the 120+ years of valid local records. Regionally, however, most of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic was on the dry side. 28 of the 35 first-order climate stations were drier than usual, with Allentown, Pennsylvania having its fifth-driest April on record. In contrast, Binghamton, the closest first-order site to Ithaca, had its tenth-wettest April on record. Precipitation tends to be more variable than temperature, as a line of thunderstorms and downpours hitting the right place can make the difference between a wet and dry month. With precipitation data, it’s generally better to look over longer-term periods for seasonal trends.On the topic of those seasonal trends, we still have a modest precipitation deficit at the moment (about 1.4″ or so ), but the next day and a half will make substantial progress to bringing Ithaca and Tompkins County closer to normal as we head continue into the prime growing season and the thirstier part of the year. This is a rather tricky system to forecast because small changes in storm track and strength will have significant impacts. The further northeast it goes, the more heavy rain there will be. If it intensifies and the counterclockwise-rotating circulation deepens, a stronger low will wrap in more cold air on its backside and that will up the chances for measurable snow at higher elevations (inversely, a weaker storm results in lower chances). The model runs coming out suggest Tompkins County is situated far enough east to avoid the coldest air passing through in the middle of the night, and therefore that snow risk. However, it’s going to be a wet evening and overnight Sunday into Monday. Highs in the mid 50s will fall back into the low 40s in Ithaca and along the lake, and upper 30s in the outlying areas as overcast skies with moderate to heavy rain deposit a tenth of an inch to a quarter-inch of rain by sunset. Overnight, the rain will continue with another quarter-inch to half-inch of rain, with higher amounts south and west of Ithaca, and temperatures holding steady in the upper 30s and lower 40s. The rain should begin to taper off after about 2 AM, with periods of light to moderate rain through sunrise Monday, finally winding down between 9 AM and 12 PM.Once those showers taper of Monday, skies will clear up to partly cloudy conditions by afternoon, though with a northwest breeze behind the low, it’ll be on the cool side for mid-May, with highs only in the upper 50s to around 60°F. With the clockwise floe of a Canadian high to the northwest, it’ll be a chilly night Monday, especially in places where the clouds manage to clear out; Ithaca will be in the upper 30s, and mid 30s are more likely up on the hills, with some patchy frost possible. Tuesday will be a brisk day for Tompkins County, as the Canadian high and a low pressure system aloft to the northeast create an enhanced flow of cool air from the north. It will be mostly sunny early, with partly to mostly cloudy skies by afternoon as that upper-level low retrogrades southwestward into Northern New York, and it may provide enough instability aloft for a few showers as well as cloudier skies. Highs will be in the mid 50s. The low will begin to move back eastward again by evening, which will reduce the risk for rain, though mostly cloudy skies will continue into Wednesday morning. Lows will be in the upper 30s.Wednesday is looking a little milder and sunnier as the low’s departure means a weaker northwesterly flow as that Canadian high still sits off to the northwest. It will be mostly sunny with highs around 60 °F. Wednesday night will see clear or near-clear skies, which allow temperatures to slide back into the upper 30s for overnight lows across Tompkins County.Thursday sees the high move southeastward, which will cause the northwest flow to slacken even more. Close proximity to the Southern Tier will result in a stable atmosphere and generous amounts of sunshine. Highs will be in the mid 60s with partly cloudy skies. Thursday night will see somewhat cloudier skies as a weak shortwave (pulse of atmospheric instability) develops to the south, but it will remain dry with lows in the mid 40s.Friday will see the risk for a few rain showers south of Ithaca as that shortwave develops and moves northeastward with a coastal low, but generally it should remain dry. Plan for partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid 60s. Friday night will have a chance for a few light rain showers, primarily south and east of Ithaca, with lows in the mid 40s.For your weekend, a cold front will pass to the north, and there’s the possibility it may channel enough instability into the Southern Tier to trigger some rain showers, but those that develop will be light and generally north of Ithaca. Highs both days will be in the upper 60s with partly to mostly cloudy skies, with lows in the upper 40s.Images courtesy of the NOAA Climate Prediction Center.Extended OutlookLook into the second half of the month, medium-range models favor a regime change with a broad ridge in the jet stream over the Great Lakes and a trough along the West Coast. The edges of the ridge would be far enough from the Northeast to support a drier-than-normal period to go along with the warmer-than-normal temperatures expected for the week of the 17th – good signs for a meteorologically pleasant graduation season, and early indicators suggest the warm, dry pattern will continue into Memorial Day weekend. Challenging forecast today. The track of the low & precip rates will greatly impact if conditions become cold enough for snow, where and how much this evening. Most favorable area for a couple inches of snow on grassy surfaces in higher terrain of Steuben Cnty. #snow #nywx #pawx pic.twitter.com/zxcb1M1o5U— NWS Binghamton (@NWSBinghamton) May 9, 2021 Your Weekly WeatherOf focus this cloudy Sunday afternoon is a broad area of low pressure trekking east-northeastward across the Ohio River Valley on a trajectory that takes it across Pennsylvania, downstate New York and Southern New England. This system has a tap into the Gulf of Mexico and its moisture-heavy air, which will allow for significant amounts of precipitation starting this evening and carrying through the overnight hours and into Monday. The primary shield of precipitation will fall from about mid-evening (5 PM) through about 5 AM Monday morning, with lighter, scattered showers past sunrise and into the later morning hours. Your weather news is made possible with support from: Brian Crandall reports on housing and development for the Ithaca Voice. 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first_img Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – June 18, 2020 Previous articleNo new Covid-19 related deaths recorded in North todayNext articleFurther four people with Covid-19 have died News Highland FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford Main Evening News, Sport, Farming News and Obituaries Thursday June 18th:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/18news-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport, Farming News and Obituaries Thursday June 18thlast_img read more


first_imgLatest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like County begins budget process After taking an initial look at next year’s budget, Pike County Commissioners can already see where the bulk of their… read more Next UpThe program is a series of teacher workshops that are designed to help integrate art education across the curriculum using the Alabama Course of Study Standards, said Linda Henry Dean, executive director of the Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts that is facilitating the workshops.Teachers from the Troy City and Pike County School Systems and Pike Liberal Arts School are attending the two-day workshops. Monday and Tuesday the workshop was designed for language arts, English and social studies teachers. The workshop for today and Thursday is designed for math and science teachers.Presenters for the workshops are Sally Chambliss, who teaches secondary visual arts at LAMP Magnet Program High School in Montgomery; Carol Hull, who taught art in the Montgomery schools and also exhibits her work; and Larry Percy, associate professor of art and design at Troy University. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Renee Cortner, Goshen High School, gave the 2009 Art in the Curriculum program two thumbs up. If she’d had four thumbs, she would have given it all four.“Art is more than drawing,” she said. “It’s like a dance. You can interpret it. You can feel it. It connects. There are many different elements to it. Those who can’t express themselves through writing can perhaps make pictures, and others can write from pictures. Art is important throughout the curriculum, and this workshop was valuable in helping us discover ways to integrate art in the core curriculum.”Grants from The Wachovia Foundation, the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund, and additional funding from the Pike County and Troy City Boards of Educations, Pike Liberal Arts School and Alan Boothe, made it possible for the Johnson Center for the Arts to offer the 2009 Art in the Curriculum program that began Monday at The Studio in the Cultural Arts Complex in Troy. Dean said all presenters are outstanding teachers and artists and have new and innovative ideas for teachers who are challenged with integrating art into their core classes.“Many schools don’t have art programs so the classroom teacher must add the art element,” she said. “These workshops provide them with ideas and motivation.”Loretta Reynolds, teacher for the Pike County Elementary School Indian Education Program, was the only attending teacher who has a background in art.“But this was a valuable workshop for me, too,” she said. “It provided us with a lot of information that we can take back to the classroom. I’ve attended workshops before, but this was the best. The information that we got was simplified so that it can easily be used. And, I’ve gained more confidence in what I’m doing by attending. This was an outstanding workshop.”center_img By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Published 9:39 pm Tuesday, July 14, 2009 Instructing art in classroom Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Ashley Johnson, sixth-grade English and social studies teacher at Charles Henderson Middle School, agreed that the workshop provided information that will be valuable in integrating art in her classroom.“The book-making ideas that were presented can be used in so many ways and in ways that will motivate the students,” she said. “The books can be used for essays, figures of speech and alliteration – just so many ways. The instructors were excellent and I also learned a lot from the other teachers. There are many ways to learn when you participate in workshops like this and this one was outstanding.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsonlast_img read more


first_img Written by April 28, 2018 /Sports News – Local Beaver Boys Do Well At Cedar Invitational, Placing Fifth Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Saturday, as the Cedar Invitational drew to a close, the Beaver Beavers repped the Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network well, placing fifth overall in the standings, despite competing against many 4- A and 3-A teams.The Beavers posted 51 points, while Canyon View took the tournament title with 92 points and Milford placed a respectable 8th overall, with 36 points.For the girls, Box Elder won the title with 122 points, edging the host Cedar Lady Reds, who had 120 points. Beaver placed ninth overall for the girls with 23 points.In the boys’ 110-meter hurdles, Milford’s Colton Pomerinke finished 7th overall in a time of 19.06 seconds and Beaver’s Brooklyn Crum finished 7th in the girls’ 100-meter dash, running it in 14.31 seconds.Valley’s Cameron Franklin finished fifth in the boys’ 100-meter dash and fourth in the 400-meter dash while Milford’s girls finished fourth in the 4 x 100 relay in a time of 53.85 seconds. This team consisted of Madysen Griffiths, Jaycee Rose, Joesi Rowley and Kinsey Williams for the Tigers.The Milford boys also excelled in the 4 x 100 relay, posting second in a time of 46.19 seconds. This team consisted of Bret Beebe, Colton Pomerinke, Jake Hardy and Gaige Hardy. Jake Hardy also placed sixth in the boys’ 300-meter hurdles.Beaver’s Samantha Williams won the girls’ 800-meter run in 2:26.94 and Milford’s Kinley Spaulding placed fourth.Beaver’s boys also excelled in the 800-meter run with Caysen Crum finishing second (2:09.23) and Spencer Williams placing seventh (2:16.17) overall.The boys’ 4 x 400 relay saw Milford place third and Beaver finish fifth overall.In the girls’ shot put, Escalante’s Bobbie Griffin placed fourth with a toss of 32-10 feet for the Moquis.Beaver’s Austin Carter ensued in his magnificence, winning the discus title with a toss of 168 feet and Colton Pomerinke of Milford placed seventh in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet 8 inches. Tags: Beaver/Cedar/Escalante/Milford/Valleylast_img read more


first_imgCarePoint reaches new agreement with Horizon Blue CrossCarePoint Health announced that it has reached a new three-year rate agreement with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ). The agreement also ends all pending litigation between CarePoint Health and Horizon BCBSNJ. Effective Oct. 1, CarePoint Health-Bayonne Medical Center, CarePoint Health-Christ Hospital in Jersey City and CarePoint Health-Hoboken University Medical Center will return to the Horizon Hospital Network.Patients should call their insurance or medical provider to confirm any information as to whether they will accept insurance.The new rate agreement means that Horizon BCBSNJ members with all products, including the NJ State Health Benefits Program (SHBP), will once again be able to access CarePoint health care facilities on an in-network basis, including elective and emergency procedures, starting October 1, 2017.“We are excited to partner with Horizon to move healthcare forward in Northern New Jersey,” said CarePoint Health CEO, Jeff Mandler. “This agreement allows CarePoint to continue to invest in our people and infrastructure while ensuring care for the most vulnerable among us.”“We’re pleased about reaching a new rate agreement with CarePoint, which will provide our members with additional options for in-network health care services,” said Allen J. Karp, Senior Vice President of Healthcare Management for Horizon. Model United Nations Club set for 2018 NYC conferenceMembers of Bayonne High School’s Model United Nations Club gathered last week with administrators and community members to thank Vice President Ronnie Sevilla of Investors Bank for the company’s $2,500 donation to the program. The donation will help to support the participation in the International Model United Nations Association’s (IMUNA) Conference in New York City in March 2018. This is the second consecutive year the club will participate in the conference.Attracting more than 5,000 participants from 75 countries, the IMUNA’s four-day conference will challenge students to learn skills in collaboration and compromise as they engage in simulated activities designed to foster an understanding of the workings of the UN and of international diplomacy. Blood Drive on September 8St. Henry’s Church will host a blood drive on Friday, September 8 from 1 to 7 p.m. A single blood donation can potentially help more than one patient. Donors can give either whole blood or specific blood components only. The process of donating specific blood components – red cells, plasma or platelets – is called apheresis.The process of blood donation is safe. A sterile needle is used once for each donor and then discarded. Blood donation process is also simple. Every blood donor is given a mini-physical, checking the donor’s temperature, blood pressure, pulse and hemoglobin to ensure it is safe for the donor to give blood. The actual blood donation typically takes less than 10-12 minutes.For more information, call St. Henry’s Church at (201) 436-0857, or email sthenryrc.org.Learn how to trap, neuter, and vaccinate outdoor catsThe City of Bayonne, in partnership with People for Animals and the Bayonne Health Department, will host a workshop through a program of Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR) that will empower residents to help outdoor cats in the community. Participants will learn how to trap cats for the purpose of having them spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and returned to their outdoor homes. Those attending the session will learn the best practices of cat colony care and the impact that TNVR can have on the community. The session will take place on Thursday, September 7, at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 630 Avenue C, Bayonne. Please RSVP to People for Animals either by phone at (973) 282-0890 ext. 222, or by e-mail at [email protected] cameras to help thwart elder abuseA state-run program that installs hidden cameras to protect the elderly from abuse is being expanded, Jeanette Beebe reported last week for NewsWorks. The Safe Care Cam, launched in December, works by lending small surveillance cameras disguised as everyday objects to New Jersey residents for up to 30 days. Previously the cameras were only available to families who had home health aides or live-in caretakers. Now, it can be used in nursing homes and assisted living facilities across the state.One in 10 Americans 60 or older have experienced some sort of elder abuse, according to the National Council on Aging. Some incidents of abuse have been caught on video and uploaded online, which prompted community outrage and activism. The State of New Jersey requires certified health aides to be supervised by nurses and employed by health agencies, but the state Board of Nursing has disciplined a third more aides this year.In 2016, more than 306 home health aides had their licenses revoked, suspended, or were disciplined by the state. The New Jersey Department of Health makes available quality assessment reports of nursing homes on its website, and Medicare.gov offers a tool to compare nursing home facilities.Charity 5K for vets takes place September 10Hope for The Warriors, an organization providing care services to veterans who served after 9/11 and their families, is returning to Secaucus in September. The group will hold its seventh annual Run For The Warriors 5K at the Harmon Meadow Holiday Inn Sept. 10. Proceeds will benefit wounded service members, veterans, and their families.Hope’s origins are in the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune – located in North Carolina – in 2006. A badly wounded service member was returning from his overseas tour of duty and military families stationed at Lejeune took notice. They launched a race to raise funds for his benefit and for other wounded service members.The families then decided to launch the organization to continue helping injured vets. To date, Hope has served more than 13,000 service members, veterans, and military families, through programs such as clinical health and wellness, transition (helping them re-enter society after war time and find jobs), community engagement, workshops, and sports and recreation (which the annual runs fall under).The organization seeks to thank those who’ve given their service as much as possible. “Our motto is to restore a sense of self, family, and hope in these folks,” said the organization’s senior director Steve Bartomioli. “These folks volunteer to go overseas and put themselves in harm’s way to protect our way of life. We want to give back in a positive way.”The Harmon Meadow race will start at 8:45 a.m. at 300 Plaza Drive. Wounded service members and families of deceased members run for free. Discounts are also available for students, veterans, and those currently on-duty. To register for the race, visit runforthewarriors.org.City to host Coastal Cleanup day September 16After a big volunteer turnout at the city’s Earth Day Cleanup in June and many expressing interest in more cleanup events, the City of Bayonne is hosting another, this time called “Coastal Cleanup.” Residents interested in helping to remove the plastics and other waste that wash up along Bayonne’s western coast can participate from 10 a.m. to noon and meet at one of three locations. Volunteers can check in at the table in the parking lot at Rutkowski Park, the table near the boat ramp at 16th Street Park, or at a table under the covering at Veteran’s Stadium. BHS graduate now working on Helicopter Maritime SquadronSteven Ramos, a 2014 Bayonne High School graduate, has been active since joining the Navy after high school. Now a 3rd Class Petty Officer, Ramos is working with a helicopter squadron that operates some of the newest helicopter technology.Ramos is an information systems technician with the “Airwolves” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 40, based in Mayport Florida. His team operates the MH-60T Seahawk, which is used for detecting and tracking submarines, search and rescue, drug interdiction, delivering supplies, and supporting the Navy’s special operations forces. Each helicopter is nearly 65 feet long and weighs up to 23,500 pounds, while traveling over 120 miles per hour.As an information systems technician, Ramos handles computer and printer related issues. His is just one of approximately 297 positions that keep the squadron running smoothly, including the maintenance of helicopter airframes and engines, paperwork processing, handling weapons and aircraft operation.“The Navy has helped me to learn and mature so much more than I ever expected to,” said Ramos. “It helped me to meet a lot of people from all around the world. I never would have thought I’d become friends with such a diverse group of people and I look forward to traveling and meeting more as my career continues.” ×last_img read more