Timberwolves hold off late rally, defeat Jazz 116-111

first_imgDecember 27, 2020 /Sports News – Local Timberwolves hold off late rally, defeat Jazz 116-111 Associated Press Tags: Minnesota Timberwolves/NBA/Utah Jazz Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — D’Angelo Russell had 25 points and six assists to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 116-111 victory over the Utah Jazz.Karl-Anthony Towns added 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Timberwolves. Minnesota had five players score in double figures.Jordan Clarkson scored 23 points and Donovan Mitchell added 21 to lead the Jazz. Mike Conley added 20 points and Rudy Gobert chipped in 18 points and 17 rebounds.Utah trailed over the final three quarters.last_img read more

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HAAKE, DAMAEL

first_img44, passed away on February 26, 2017 at the Bayonne Medical Center. He was born in Jersey City and was a resident of Bayonne. He was a self employed mechanic. He was predeceased by his parents Joann and Richard Haake. Husband of Angela (nee: Soprano) Haake. Father of Damael Haake. Son-in-law of Gail Soprano. Also survived by poppa cheech Francisco Poplet. Funeral arrangements by S. FRYCZYNSKI & SON Funeral Home, 32-34 E. 22nd St.last_img

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Jay Z Tapped to Produce In the Heights Movie

first_imgJay Z, Javier Muñoz & Beyoncé(Photo: Bruce Glikas) View Comments His empire state of mind is taking him all the way up to Washington Heights! Hamilton fan and hip-hop legend Jay Z will be a producer on the In the Heights film, Page Six reports. The news was revealed at Harvey Weinstein‘s pre-Oscars party at the Montage Beverly Hills. Power couple Jay and Beyoncé, who caught Javier Muñoz in Hamilton in October 2015, arrived at the event during a live performance by Cynthia Erivo, Chris Jackson and Corbin Bleu of songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s In the Heights.As previously announced, the Weinstein Company is producing the screen adaptation of Miranda’s Tony-winning Best Musical with The Color Purple producer Scott Sanders. The big screen adaptation is set to begin production in the spring. Also as reported, Jon M. Chu is in early talks to helm the film.This is not Mr. Carter’s first jump to the screen. In September, Jay Z and Weinstein signed a first-look movie deal. As a producer and executive producer, Jay Z has worked on Annie, Top Five and The Great Gatsby. So does this mean Beyoncé will play Vanessa or Nina? Fingers crossed!last_img read more

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Egypt beat Uganda in friendly

first_imgWhilst a state of emergency was being declared across many of the states in Egypt and scores of people were being killed in the violence that has flared up in Cairo and elsewhere in the troubled country, the national team, led by American coach Bob Bradley, escaped to the relative tranquillity of the Red Sea resort of El Gouna where they faced Milutin Sredojevic’s Uganda in a friendly that really was meaningless when compared to the terrible events ongoing nearby.Only a few hundred people were in the stadium to witness the Egyptian team continue their recent run of good form with a 3-0 victory against a Uganda side that had won two games in a row themselves.Striker Ahmed Hassan Koka of Portuguese Primeira Liga club Rio Ave gave the home side the lead in the twenty second minute and it remained that way until FC Basel’s Mohamed Salah doubled the advantage twelve minutes after the break.Substitute Ibrahim Salah of Al Orubah in Saudi Arabia wrapped up the scoring ten minutes after coming off the bench to replace Mohamed El Nenny. Egypt’s next outing is scheduled to be a home World Cup qualifier against Guinea in September but the situation in the country will obviously determine exactly when and where that match takes place.last_img read more

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Okwahu United ordered to withdraw from the MTN FA Cup

first_imgPresident of Okwahu United Brian Acheampong has ordered the club to withdraw from the ongoing MTN FA Cup.This order comes on the back of violent attacks by Okwahu fans in their Division One League tie against King Solomon at Kwahu Praso where Okwahu lost 1-0.The President has asked the club to withdraw from the competition as they prepare to face disciplinary action.Okwahu were scheduled to host Sekondi Hasaacas at Nkawkaw in a round of 16 tie on Sunday.In a related development, club CEO Francis Anom is set to resign from the club following the unsavory incidents. Sources indicate his letter will be tendered by close of day.Watch Photos of King Solomon owner and players receiving treatment after being attacked by Okwahu fans. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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Eagles vs. Cowboys results: Score, highlights from Week 14 game in Dallas

first_img4:33 p.m.: The Cowboys go three-and-out on their opening drive. The Eagles will get the ball on their own 15 after punter Chris Jones’ 63-yard punt. 4:30 p.m.: The opening kick off was fumbled and with no clear recovery, the ball stays with Dallas and is on its own 19. 4:27 p.m.: We are underway, Dallas is set to receive first. The opening kickoff is under review. The Cowboys are still in first place in the NFC East with an overtime win against the Eagles on Sunday, 29-23.Dallas took a 9-6 lead into the fourth quarter, but a 17-point fourth from Philadelphia kept the game tied at 23 until the end of regulation. With 1:55 left in overtime, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott threw a 15-yard pass to wide receiver Amari Cooper for his third touchdown of the night to avoid a tie, win the game and stay in first place. MORE: Watch NFL games on fuboTV (sign up for a 7-day free trial)Prescott was 42-of-54 for 455 yards and three touchdowns. He was intercepted twice, one of which resulted in the Eagles’ first touchdown of the game, a two-yard pass from Carson Wentz to Alshon Jeffery. Dallas got a huge game out of Amari Cooper, who put up 217 yards on 10 catches with three touchdowns.Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was 22-of-32 for 228 yards and three touchdowns. He hit three different receivers for the three scores (Jeffery, Dallas Doedert and Darren Sproles). Philadelphia’s defense was impressive despite the loss. There were four defenders with double-digit tackles, Nigel Bradham (14), Malcolm Jenkins (11), Corey Graham (10) and Kamu Grugier-Hill (10); they also intercepted Prescott twice and sacked him three times.The Eagles hope to turn things around next week against the Rams, while the Cowboys will go for six straight wins when they face the Colts.Here’s how the Cowboys sealed the win over the Eagles.Eagles vs. Cowboys results: Score, highlightsEagles: 23Cowboys: 29(All times ET)Overtime/Final: Eagles 23, Cowboys 297:51 p.m.: Cowboys touchdown. Amari Cooper catches a 15-yard touchdown pass, his third TD of the night, from Dak Prescott to take this one from the Eagles in overtime. Cowboys win 29-23. COOPER CALLED GAME.His 3rd TD of the game wins it for Dallas!#PHIvsDAL pic.twitter.com/A9J6ew5BSV— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 10, 20187:48 p.m.: The Cowboys convert on fourth down for a crucial first down. Dak Prescott rushes up the middle for a 5-yard gain to the Eagles 12. 7:44 p.m.: Dak Prescott passes to Amari Cooper for a 12-yard completion to the Eagles 28. 7:42 p.m.: Dalton Schultz catches a 16-yard pass from Dak Prescott to the Eagles 41. 7:41 p.m.: Ezekiel Elliot gets the first down with a 10-yard rush to the Dallas 43. 7:40 p.m.: Dallas gets the ball on their own 25.7:38 p.m.: The Cowboys will receive first. End of regulation: Eagles 23, Cowboys 237:36 p.m.: Dak Prescott is sacked at the Dallas 44 for a loss of 9 yards. This game is going to overtime. The Cowboys were trying to set up a game-winning FG.Fletcher Cox took things into his own hands 💪💪(via @thecheckdown) pic.twitter.com/WKYbPvAsL7— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 10, 20187:34 p.m.: Dak Prescott is sacked at the Dallas 48 for a loss of 12 yards. 7:32 p.m.: The Cowboys are making their way down the field. Dak Prescott passes to Blake Jarwin for a 7-yard gain to the 50-yard line. 7:28 p.m.: Cole Beasley returns the kick 8 yards to the 18-yard line.7:25 p.m.: Eagles touchdown. Darren Sproles catches a 6-yard touchdown pass from Carson Wentz. The extra point is good. This game is tied at 23. THE EAGLES TIE IT UP WITH UNDER 2 MINUTES TO GO! #PHIvsDAL pic.twitter.com/nbiCzCTrFc— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 10, 20187:23 p.m.: Carson Wentz finds Nelson Agholor deep for a 42-yard pass to the Dallas 2. Woah, Nelly.#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/KH5NoW0V75— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 10, 20187:22 p.m.: Carson Wentz completes a pass to Alshon Jeffery for a 12-yard gain to the Eagles 42. 7:17 p.m.: Offensive pass interference is called on Dallas Goedert. 7:13 p.m.: The Eagles get the ball on their own 25. 7:11 p.m.: Cowboys touchdown. The Cowboys get the ball at their own 25 and Dak Prescott finds Amari Cooper deep for a 75-yard touchdown. The extra point is good and the Cowboys quickly regain the lead, 23-16.Unbelievable!Cooper has done it again! Touchdown Cowboys!#PHIvsDAL pic.twitter.com/foLwy6m5ng— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) December 10, 20187:08 p.m.: Eagles touchdown. Dallas Goedert catches a 3-yard touchdown pass. The extra point is good. This game is tied up…again.; this time at 16. 7:06 p.m.: Alshon Jeffery catches a 12-yard reception from Carson Wentz for a first down to the Dallas 35. 7:05 p.m.: The Cowboys also go three-and-out. Chris Jones’ 49-yard kick is caught by Darren Sproles and returned 9 yards to the Dallas 47. 7 p.m.: The Eagles get the ball on their own 25; they go three-and-out. Cameron Johnston’s 50-yard kick is caught at the Dallas 21. 6:55 p.m.: Cowboys touchdown. Dak Prescott makes a 28-yard completion to Amari Cooper for a touchdown. The extra point is good. The Cowboys lead 16-9.COOOOOOP!Dak hits Amari Cooper for the go-ahead TD in the 4th Qtr!(via @thecheckdown) pic.twitter.com/uGEU48vQyL— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) December 9, 20186:52 p.m.: Amari Cooper catches a pass from Prescott for 12 yards to the Dallas 35. 6:49 p.m.: Dak Prescott’s pass to the left finds Ezekiel Elliot for 14 yards to the Dallas 38.6:47 p.m.: The Cowboys get the ball on their own 20. 6:42 p.m.: Eagles field goal. Jake Elliot’s 26-yard attempt is good. The Eagles tie the game at 9. 6:41 p.m.: Zach Ertz is called for illegal blocking. That is a 10 yard penalty; it is now first-and-17.6:38 p.m.: Carson Wentz passes to Golden Tate for 7 yards to the Dallas 16. There is a roughing the passer penalty called on Dallas’ Randy Gregory. Third quarter: Eagles 6, Cowboys 96:34 p.m.: The fourth down conversion is successful. Carson Wentz finds Darren Sproles for a 25-yard gain to the Dallas 23. That will conclude the third quarter. With 15 minutes to play, the Cowboys lead 9-6. 6:34 p.m.: Carson Wentz is brought down just shy of a first down. They will go for it on fourth-and-3.6:30 p.m.: FUMBLE. Dak Prescott is sacked for a loss of 3 yards. He fumbles the ball and it is recovered by Philadelphia’s Brandon Graham. 77 with the strip, 55 with the scoop.#WPMOYChallengeLong | #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/Kn3MLhAkkU— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 9, 20186:28 p.m.: Dak Prescott finds Amari Cooper for a 17-yard gain to get the Cowboys into Eagle territory at the Eagles 46. 6:25 p.m.: Dallas will get the ball on its own 20. 6:22 p.m.: Eagles touchdown. Carson Wentz finds Alshon Jeffery for a 2-yard touchdown. Jake Elliot’s extra point is no good. The Cowboys still lead [email protected]_AJ punches it in, and we’ve got a ballgame.#WPMOYChallengeLong | #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/2407Mz8Zw5— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 9, 2018The Eagles tried a celebration in the end zone after a TD.The Cowboys weren’t having any of it. pic.twitter.com/eDG7tNKwVv— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 9, 20186:19 p.m: INTERCEPTION. Dak Prescott is intercepted by Corey Graham. Graham returns the interception 28 yards.6:16 p.m.: The Eagles fail to get into field goal range once again and punt. Cameron Johnston’s 42-yard punt is caught at the Dallas 14. 6:14 p.m.: Eagles get the first down with an 11-yard pass to Alshon Jeffery to the Eagles 37. 6:13 p.m.: The Eagles start with the ball on their own 20. 6:09 p.m. Cowboys field goal. Brett Maher hits another field goal, this time a 21-yard attempt. The Cowboys extend their lead, 9-0. The Cowboys have been inside the Eagles’ 25-yard line 4 times today.They have 9 points to show for it. pic.twitter.com/d9ulcRR8t4— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 9, 20186:07 p.m.: The Cowboys enter the red zone with a 22-yard reception by Blake Jarwin to the Eagles 5. 6:06 p.m.: Michael Gallup catches a 10-yard pass from Dak Prescott for a first down to the Eagles 27.6:04 p.m.: Amari Cooper gets the first down with a 10-yard pass from Dak Prescott to the Eagles 42. 6:01 p.m.: Not a good day for the Eagles offense. They go three-and-out. The Cowboys will start with the ball on their own 46 after Cole Beasley returns the kick for 14 yards. 5:57 p.m.: The Eagles will start the third quarter at their own 20. Halftime: Eagles 0, Cowboys 65:43 p.m.: Cowboys field goal. Dallas gets the first down but another offensive holding penalty forces them to redo the play and are unable to convert a first down on third-and-11. Brett Maher’s 62-yard field goal attempt is good. The Cowboys extend their lead to 6-0 going into the half. RT if you just lost your mind watching this record-setting Brett Maher 62-yard field goal! #PHIvsDAL pic.twitter.com/JMJuRomNgl— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) December 9, 20185:40 p.m.: Dak Prescott passes to Ezekiel Elliot for a 16-yard gain to the Eagles 43.5:36 p.m.: FUMBLE. Carson Wentz is sacked at the Dallas 42 for a loss of 5 yards, he fumbles the ball and Dallas’ defensive tackle Maliek Collins comes up with it. 5:35 p.m.: The Eagles quickly end up in Cowboys territory with a 12-yard pass to Zach Ertz to the Dallas 37. 5:34 p.m.: The Eagles get the ball on their own 35-yard line. 5:31 p.m.: Brett Maher’s 45-yard field goal attempt is wide to the right, no good. The Cowboys still lead 3-0. 5:28 p.m.: Dak Prescott is brought down just short of a first down. There is an offensive holding penalty. The Cowboys will redo the play, it is now third-and-23. 5:21 p.m.: The Cowboys are in the red zone after Dak Prescott finds Amari Cooper deep for a 27-yard completion to the Eagles 15. Have yourself Amari Christmas! #ProBowlVote | @amaricooper9#ProBowlVote | @amaricooper9#ProBowlVote | @amaricooper9#ProBowlVote | @amaricooper9#ProBowlVote | @amaricooper9#ProBowlVote | @amaricooper9#ProBowlVote | @amaricooper9#ProBowlVote | @amaricooper9 pic.twitter.com/LbhukPd4Au— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) December 9, 20185:20 p.m.: Running back Rod Smith rushes up the middle for a 14-yard gain to the Eagles 37. 5:18 p.m.: Back-to-back 10-yard rushes from Ezekiel Elliot gets two first downs and the ball to the Dallas 40. .5:14 p.m.: The Eagles are forced to punt. Cameron Johnston’s 53-yard punt is caught by Cole Beasley at the Dallas 21. 5:12 p.m.: Carson Wentz finds wide receiver Alshon Jeffery for a gain of 8 yards to their own 27. 5:10 p.m.: INTERCEPTION. Dak Prescott’s pass intended for wide receiver Amari Cooper is intercepted by cornerback Rasul Douglas. Douglas returned the pick for 17 yards to the Eagles 18. Sul is in session.#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/IJUARZ7NLX— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 9, 20185:10 p.m.: Dak Prescott finds wide receiver Cole Beasley deep for a 15-yard gain to the Eagles 23. 5:08 p.m.: Dak Prescott finds tight end Dalton Schultz for 16 yards to the Eagles 45. 5:06 p.m.: Ezekiel Elliot rushes up the middle for a 20-yard gain to the Dallas 38. First quarter: Eagles 0, Cowboys 35:02 p.m.: Dak Prescott passes to Ezekiel Elliot for 4 yards to the Dallas 12. That will conclude the first quarter. The Cowboys lead 3-0. Through 15 minutes.#PHIvsDAL pic.twitter.com/UF5ZdTRKgf— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 9, 20185 p.m.: Carson Wentz’s pass intended for Golden Tate is incomplete and the Eagles are forced to punt. The Cowboys get the ball on their own 16. 4:56 p.m.: Corey Clement rushes for a loss of 4 yards to the Eagles 35. He is injured on the play. He is questionable to return. 4:54 p.m.: Running Back Corey Clement returned Brett Maher’s kick to the Eagles 36. 4:50 p.m.: Cowboys field goal. The Cowboys are forced to settle for a field goal. Kicker Brett Maher’s 28-yard field goal attempt is good. Cowboys lead 3-0. The kick by @brett_maher is GOOD! Cowboys lead 3-0.#PHIvsDAL | #DallasCowboys pic.twitter.com/VN5Tg05YGn— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) December 9, 20184:48 p.m.: Dak Prescott finds tight end Blake Jarwin for a 6-yard gain to the Eagles 19. There is a roughing the passer penalty on defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and the Cowboys are granted the automatic first down. 4:44 p.m.: Quarterback Dak Prescott finds wide receiver Michael Gallup for a 10-yard gain and a first down to the Dallas 48. 4:41 p.m.: Running back Ezekiel Elliot rushes 13 yards to the Dallas 23 for a first down. 4:39 p.m.: The Eagles are unable to convert another first down and are forced to punt. Punter Cameron Johnston’s 39-yard punt is caught at the Dallas 10. 4:38 p.m.: Carson Wentz is sacked by defensive end Randy Gregory for a loss of 8 yards to the Dallas 49. 4:36 p.m.: Quarterback Carson Wentz finds tight end Zach Ertz for a 9-yard gain to their own 30 and a first down. last_img read more

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To the editor: Rep. Kelley needs to tell the whole story

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (9) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +14 Vote up Vote down southsideresident · 210 weeks ago Thank you for this statement. It does seem Rep. Kelly efforts are to shift state money to support private schools. Another effort at a two tiered system in our state. What we cannot afford are two systems for K–12 education. Let’s seek to make our current system better not dismantle it by sending state money over to a private educational system. Report Reply 0 replies · active 210 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Skeptic · 210 weeks ago While most teachers simply assert “they teach every child” nothing is farther from the truth. Simply put, in the current public education system, class room size has shrunk from the 26 to 28 students per class (when I grew up in K-12) without para help to 12-16 kids per class with one or more paras. The fact remains that 10-20% of children will promptly finish assignments/homework because of proper parenting, teachers then are actually required to address the remaining. They do excellent work with the remaining 50-60% who actually are willing to do hard work and actually learn. This leaves approximately 20% that will always fight authority in classroom, never complete assignments, and become a burden to the world. Anyone can adjust the percents accordingly, but the fact remains simply throwing money at education has not produced tangible results. Many of these children are no longer held back but simply passed along so another teacher has to deal with the problem. If the state was required to fund home schooled children as well as privately school children at the same levels as public schools receive per child, it would force the public education system in Kansas to take a serious look at funding. The funding already exists, it is sitting there for public educated children. It would likely force more money to the teachers who are actually doing the job of educating rather than new facilities or administration. All that should be asked of public educators is to shut off the computers/internet/notepads and actually teach. I have always wondered what grade a teacher gives when an assignment is given for homework and students use the internet while not knowing if complete and false information was used to write the paper? Is it an “A” for effort or “F” for total worthless homework assignment? Report Reply 4 replies · active 210 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 210 weeks ago If you are going to use statistics, please include a link. Also know that properly funding something is not necessarily “throwing money at it”. Your points are all over the map, and pose no solution (other than, of course, ‘privatization is the only answer’) Public schools are doing as well as they ever have. Another Brownback/Koch “experiment” is definitely not the answer to a question that isn’t even being asked correctly. You’re not being skeptical, you’re being ultra-conservative. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Skeptic · 210 weeks ago Really Ted, you might want to attend a graduation in high school and see exactly who is in the top 10 to 20% of the graduating class. I know their parents for the most part, and how dedicated they are to their child’s education. Public schools are not doing as well as ever, even the beloved Anita Judd-Jenkins rated them as “Average” in the survey on Eagle-Beacon or other survey. Any child who attends public schools, the school district is allocated funding from Educational Appropriations from taxes collected by the state. If a parent actually wants their child to attend any form of other school, they should be allowed to receive that funding in same amounts. And yes, the Kansas Constitution does not define funding amounts but rather says “the Legislators” determine the level of funding. That has now been usurp by the KSSC while violating the division of power between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches. Not being ultra-conservative, just wanting the best education for the children of anyone. By the way Ted, you might want to do your research and find out how much the lawyer who represented the school districts which sued over the past years. He does not work pro-bono! That was taxpayer money in his pocket rather than going to school funding. Report Reply +3 Vote up Vote down Skeptic · 210 weeks ago Mr. Logan-My opinion stated to adjust any figure you wanted, but that may have been a little to complicated for you. I did actually pose a solution somewhat, but you and the KNEA might not have liked it. I didn’t realize I was asking a question other than what grade does a teacher give to a student who does research incorrectly on the Internet and bases a written paper on such information. The 10-20%/50-60%/20% came directly from a 30+year teacher of 5th & 6th grade students in a large school district in an adjacent county. I was the one who ask this relative how the public school system was working, and she hugged me and cried when I actually asked. Maybe you can get the truth out of an honest teacher. Remember one thing: I am a veteran of Vietnam in the most excellent military intelligence (USASA) outfit, I did not resort to name or group association nor insults when I wrote my opinion. You did sir, and I have read your many diatribe remarks over the years in Newscow articles. While I am an extensive reader with the exception of the Koran or Mein Kamph, I did read a chapter in a book by Glen Beck which seems to fit you perfectly. It is titled “Arguing With Idiots”. I am conservative by all means being able to retire at age 57. Few Wellington high school graduates can say that. Any further discussion is worthless and ended from my viewpoint. Report Reply -1 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 210 weeks ago ” I did not resort to…insults when I wrote my opinion.” “that may have been a little to complicated for you.” Uh, you kinda did. ” I am a veteran of Vietnam” Not relevant in any way, try to stay on topic. “came directly from a 30+year teacher” Do you know what ‘sample size’ means? You solidified one of my points – your arguments are all over the place and unrelated. Taking what you (oh, and one teacher) perceive as a problem, and sprinting straight to the privatization ‘solution’, coupled with your random smattering of topics (what a lawyer charges?) shows you do not understand the Kochs or the public school classroom. – to answer your question – A good teacher teaches how to research, chunks the project to assess progress, and models and scaffolds to ensure the student is learning/demonstrating knowledge. Also – Why not read Mein Kampf? It’s kinda repetitive and boring, but a thought provoking insight. You’re done, I’m done too. (except “diatribe remarks’ is redundant) Report Reply +7 Vote up Vote down wellington pride · 210 weeks ago Why is it that they also want to cut money from schools and special ed, but never cut food stamps or welfare for people that are able to work but are to lazy to work. Yes I know there are people with disabilities or mental health issues that can not work and that’s fine, but there is a lot of people that get welfare that can work, Even if its picking up trash from roadways or city and state parks to earn there money. and quit giving farmers money for subsities or ect. to not grow a crop. Ok my rant is over Report Reply 0 replies · active 210 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down northsideresident · 210 weeks ago I would guess that’s because her son doesn’t attend public schools. Report Reply 0 replies · active 210 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down guest · 210 weeks ago Some decades ago, Wellington passed an opportunity to be the base for a new community college. A lot of older folks regret that the city missed that opportunity. That community college is Cowley County. Report Reply 0 replies · active 210 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments To the editor: Rep. Kasha Kelley, on her Facebook page discussing educational funding, starts by citing Kansas Association of School Boards legislative testimony last spring and a KASB research publication.Evidently, Rep. Kelley felt compelled to keep her answer short as compared to telling the whole story.She notes the KASB statement, “We have made it clear to our members and others state spending on schools is at a record high.” They then go on to say operating budgets “are shrinking” when inflation is factored in.So the question she sidesteps is, “What good is a level of spending, record or not, when it doesn’t keep up with the costs of doing business?” Programs across the state have been and will continue to be cut under this model. Rep. Kelley is essentially saying schools, and their students, just need to make do with whatever the legislature appropriates regardless of whether it gets students to where they need to be or not.The second “incomplete story” is her assertion that Kansas follows only Alabama in the percentage of the state budget spent on education. She is partially correct in that Kansas schools get a high percentage of their money from the state, not local sources. Rep. Kelley is essentially saying this is bad policy. Do you agree? Do you want to see local property taxes at the pre-1991 level, which was the whole purpose of the school funding shift.But most importantly, she throws up this smoke screen to hide the fact Kansas is 27th — yes 27th — in revenue per pupil, almost 10 percent lower than the national average.The data cited here can be found at http://tallmankasb.blogspot.com/2016/05/does-kansas-rank-third-in-funding-k-12.html. The sources for the different graphs are cited.And lastly, the real numbers simply don’t support her assertion: “Student population growth and teacher hiring increases are dwarfed through the years by growth in managerial and administrative positions and salaries.” Core support staff positions, which includes superintendents, have increased by 341 since 1998. Direct educators have increased by over 7,000. (It should be noted principals are in this category.  Those positions have actually decreased by 53 in that time period.) See https://www.dropbox.com/s/qj76sxlcod84662/School%20Staffing%20in%20Kansas%202016-05.pdf?dl=0The bottom line is that Rep. Kelley is very interested in shifting state resources to private schools that have little or no accountability to you, the taxpayer.  By making incorrect and diversionary statements, she hopes to undermine support for public schools.Insist she tell the whole story.Sincerely,Cindy Blunk, USD #501 teacher, and South Haven Schools Teacher’s Association representativeAmy Futhey, USD #360, Caldwell Schools School Board PresidentGage Overall, USD #360, Caldwell Schools Government Relations Representative and school board memberDavid Stinemetze, USD #470, teacher and past president of Arkansas City Teacher’s AssociationMike Wilmoth, USD #353, social studies teacherFollow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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No funding for sea survival training centre in Donegal

first_imgThere has been shock over confirmation that Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) will not apply for the funding to proceed with the €1.5 million Sea Survival Training Center in Greencastle.Donegal Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has described the lack of plans for the project at the National Fisheries College in Greencastle as “shameful”.The Senator received the information from the Minister for the Marine, who said the proposed project is under review. The Minister confirmed that there is no provision or plans to proceed with this additional project and funding has not been requested by Bord Iascaigh Mhara for 2020, nor has it been provided, for the facility. Senator Mac Lochlainn said it is clear that the plans have been abandoned: “In 2016, just before the general election, the Fine Gael led government announced this funding and it was widely reported in Donegal.“Almost four years on and the latest response from the Minister for the Marine, to my questions, confirms that the well-advanced plans for the centre are still under “review” and that BIM has not requested any funding to move to construction in 2020.“It is clear from the full text of the Minister’s response that they have abandoned this Sea Survival Training Center for fishermen, emergency services and marine tourism providers in the northern half of the island.“This is shameful and I am calling on Donegal Minister Joe McHugh to clarify where he stands on this issue now having welcomed the funding announcement back in 2016,” he said. It was stated that the new centre would include the development of a fifteen-meter simulator pool, an elevated platform equipped with a wave machine, water spray unit and fans capable of simulating the type of extreme weather conditions fishermen are often faced with.The centre would also be equipped with two changing areas, a self-contained heating unit which can maintain water temperatures of 23-28 degrees Celsius, as well as a water treatment unit and a new classroom which can accommodate sixteen students.This would allow the college to replicate weather conditions and provide a more extensive training course.Mac Lochlainn spoke about the importance of training and testing the fishers in tough conditions.“Surely we have learned from too many tragedies at sea how important it is to train and test our fishers in surroundings that accurately reflect the tough conditions that they will face at sea,” he said. The only other centre of its kind is to be found in Cork at the other end of the island.No funding for sea survival training centre in Donegal was last modified: December 11th, 2019 by Dionne MeehanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Bord Iascaigh MharadonegalGreencastleNational Fisheries CollegeSea Survival Training Centerlast_img read more

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Let’s talk about geocache quality

first_imgToday, we’re inviting you to join a community conversation about geocache quality. You have the opportunity to share thoughts about how you define geocache quality and what you think the community or Geocaching HQ can do to improve it. But before we get into specifics, let’s talk about why we think this conversation is necessary.Cache quality has always been an important topic. In order for geocaching to continue to thrive, people have to enjoy what they’re finding. Here at Geocaching HQ, we’ve taken steps in recent years to bring cache quality into greater focus, including: the Geocache Health Score, the introduction of Virtual Rewards, recognition of great cache hiders in the Geocaching Blog, and more. If we’re going to do more, we’d like to first give geocachers a place to make their voices heard and see how others in the community feel about cache quality.We have opened a new thread in our User Insights Forum. (We’re also opening dedicated threads for German and French speakers. For all other languages, please answer in the English thread and we’ll translate when compiling the feedback.)There are four questions to answer:In your mind, what is a high quality geocache?In your mind, what is a low quality geocache?What steps can the community take to improve geocache quality?What steps can Geocaching HQ take to improve geocache quality?The threads are open for three weeks. After compiling the feedback, we expect to follow up with a survey to gather more information.Geocaching is played by a vibrant community of millions of people across the world. We hope this conversation will help identify common themes and possible next steps as we continue to build tools and services for the game.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedLet’s talk some more about geocache qualityDecember 4, 2018In “Community”Results of 2018 Cache Quality SurveyMay 14, 2019In “News”Introducing Virtual Rewards!August 24, 2017In “Community”last_img read more

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Manitoba politician who made inappropriate remarks says hes learned his lesson

first_imgWINNIPEG — A Manitoba politician who was investigated for showing an assistant a picture of naked women and making inappropriate remarks says he has learned his lesson.Rick Wowchuk, a Progressive Conservative member of the legislature, admits he violated the legislature’s respectful workplace policy on five occasions, but would not discuss details.CBC News reported that Wowchuk’s former constituency assistant, who was not named, said the politician made a joke leading her to believe there were animal photos on his cellphone before he showed her a picture of naked women holding chainsaws.The woman also said Wowchuk called while he was in the bathtub and made comments about her wearing a bikini.Wowchuk was allowed to remain in the Tory caucus and was re-elected in his Swan River constituency in the Sept. 10 provincial election.Wowchuk says he has apologized and has undergone sensitivity training, which he says has made him a better person.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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