Certfication period extended for teachers

first_imgTeacher’s in Florida now have until December 31st to renew their teaching license.The extension was authorized on Wednesday as part of an emergency order that the state’s Commissioner of Education, Richard Corcoran signed.Hundreds of teachers were concerned that they would no longer be able to teach in the state because their licenses expired this summer, but testing centers that would allow them to take their certification exam, were closed due to the coronavirus.President of the Florida Education Association Frederick Ingram spoke about the extension saying that it is an significant and welcomed change:“The DOE order is a significant improvement over the previous one-month extension, although it doesn’t go as far as we had asked, to extend waivers through the end of the 2020-21 school year. Hopefully, this issue will be revisited in the future to give teachers more time. No educator should unnecessarily lose her or his job because of the disruption from this pandemic. Florida already has a severe teacher shortage. We need to keep teachers in the classroom.”last_img read more

FoodBank Collects More than 10 Tons of Food

first_imgThe FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties has reported its 2013 Monmouth County Food Drive, which included the Monmouth County Library’s Food For Fines program, collected 20,448 pounds of food during the month of April.Eastern Branch Library Manager Janet Kranis, left, and Freeholder Lillian G. Burry donate food at the Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury during the April Food For Fines drive.Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the library, and Monmouth County Library Commission Chair Renee B. Swartz offered their thanks to all the generous library patrons who donated to the Food For Fines drive.All food donated will go to support the more than 200 charities that the FoodBank serves.The library’s highly successful Food for Fines program first ran in 2006 as a way to commemorate National Library Week.“The library’s Food For Fines program began seven years ago as a most useful and active way to commemorate National Library Week,” said Burry, liaison to the library.In return for a donation of food, the library forgives overdue fines. Two years ago, during just one week, the library collected more than six tons of food items for local food pantries. Last year in conjunction with other Monmouth County departments and as part of National County Government Month, the library expanded its Food for Fines program for the entire month of April. This year the program ran through April again.last_img read more

Mount Sentinel off to provincials once again, make 26th straight appearance after bouncing Crowe and Stanley Humphries at zone finals

first_imgIn 1985, Microsoft Corporation released the first version of Windows, Windows 1.0; compact Discs are introduced to American Consumers and the Mount Sentinel Wildcats won the West Kootenay High School AA Boy’s Volleyball zone.Twenty-six years later, technology has changed but the same school is being represented at the Provincial AA Volleyball championships.The Wildcats booked its 26 consecutive trip to the provincials by defeating Trail’s J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks and the Rockers of Stanley Humphries during the zone finals Wednesday at the Mount Sentinel gymnasium.The Cats posted straight set wins over both teams.Mount Sentinel enters the tournament, set for two weeks time at UBC Okanagan gymnasium in Kelowna, up a few rungs on the ranking ladder after posting wins over Kimberley’s Selkirk Storm and Prince Charles Comets of Creston during the recent Mount Baker Tournament in Cranbrook.Selkirk is ranked 12th while the Comets are locked in tenth spot.“Mt Sentinel has now moved up in the rankings and is playing some of their best volleyball of the year heading into to the Provincials,” said head coach Glen Campbell.Leading the Cats is senior striker Zach Grigg.The Grade 12 player won the Spike Competition in Cranbrook and has been recruited heavily by colleges and universities.Grigg has been recognized at one of the top five high school players in [email protected]last_img read more

Google Blocked In China: Another Twist In Their Ongoing Cold War

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#China#Google jon mitchell Just in time for the 18th Communist Party Congress, all Google services have suddenly been blocked in China. Traffic fell off Friday according to the Google Transparency Report.“We’ve checked and there’s nothing wrong on our end,” Google said in a statement. So what is wrong, then?Search, Gmail and Maps are all blocked, and searches for Google services are being rerouted via DNS spoofing to another site located in Korea. This blackout kicked in at the outset of the Communist Party Congress, a major event that takes place every ten years at which the government’s new leadership is appointed through a secretive process.While we don’t yet have comment from Chinese officials, the two possibile causes are government restrictions or a doozie of a job by hackers. Given the timing and the extent of the outage, an official intervention seems more likely. Either way, Google’s response will be seen as a test of its character. How much is Google willing to put up with to do business in the Chinese market.Not The First TimeGoogle blockages in China are hardly new. YouTube has been blocked in China since 2009, and other services have been blocked on and off for periods of time, usually surrounding politically sensitive world news events. To keep its other properties up and running, Google agreed to censor its services in accordance with Chinese demands. In 2010, Google finally took a stand, pulling out of mainland China and redirecting users to uncensored results from Hong Kong.It wasn’t an easy decision, though. China’s enormous and growing market is too tempting for an data-driven, ad-supported company like Google to ignore. Even as it was threatening to pull out of the country, it was making deals with Chinese media companies and trying to secure a foothold there. It wasn’t until Chinese hackers started targeting Google users that Google pulled out.But just two years later, this January, Google headed back to China, hiring engineers, salespeople and product managers, building new consumer Web services, and pushing Android in the country’s booming mobile market.What Will Google Do?It will be interesting to see how Google responds to this latest blockade. In 2012, Google has taken great strides to protect its users from state-sponsored attacks, going so far as to create a warning banner for users who are under attack linking to ways for the user to protect his or her account. Google also publishes detailed transparency reports highlighting all government requests for user data as well as disruptions to its traffic around the world.This latest issue will likely add new scrutiny to the search giant’s efforts to balance its global ambitions with geopolitical realities and the need be seen as impartial.Image courtesy of Shutterstock.center_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Prospects You Should Avoid

first_imgAs you sell, there are certain types of prospects you will encounter that should be avoided. These prospects will waste your time, and winning their business would cost you far more than your time. Your time is better spent with your dream clients. One key to your success will be identifying these prospects quickly and moving on.These are the prospects you should avoid: Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Price Shoppers: Avoid any prospective customer who reveals their current price with your competitor and suggests that they will meet with you if you can do better. If the only motivation for change is a lower price, then there is no real value you can create as there is no outcome that is worth paying more to obtain. Besides, your bottom-feeding competitor’s will undercut you by another penny to win the business.Unsolicited RFP Requesters: Avoid prospects who invite you to respond to their Request for Proposal without ever having met you. There is no value in being column fodder for an RFP that you have 0.0% chance of winning. If you can’t get beyond arms-length, your time and effort is better spent with prospects who will meet with you face-to-face, or virtually face to virtual face.Responsibility Avoiders: Avoid any prospect who confesses your competitor’s sins and failings when you recognize that their challenges have nothing to do with your competitor and are really your prospect’s unwillingness to change. You’ve no doubt experienced this, and if you haven’t, you will. Once you know that your prospect’s real problems are not your competitor’s fault, you also know that your prospect is unwilling to change.Dominators: Avoid any prospect who reveals a belief that you are a vendor and, as such, should be subservient. You sell from the position of a peer. You work as a trusted advisor. You are consultative. If you allow them to dominate you, you are cannot be a value creator.Freeloaders: Avoid prospects who are going to require a massive amount of work without the willingness or ability to pay for what they need. Anyone can have anything they want, as long as they are willing to pay for it. But wanting things and not being willing to pay for those things is a poor combination and not one you want to deal with. Invest your time with those who are going to make the necessary investments for the results they want.Unqualified: Avoid every prospect who does not perceive value in what you do and how you do it. Even if they want to buy, neither of you will ever be happy working together. Your time is better spent identifying, pursuing, and working with people who value you.last_img read more

Lassiter after SMB loss to NLEX: ‘We’re still finding our way’

first_imgLATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “I can’t think about the last five games we played. I’m thinking about the sixth game that’s coming up. That’s all I can think about. One game at a time. This loss hurts, but it is what it is and we got to bounce back,” he said. View comments SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SMB coach Leo Austria continued to thread the needle with prized big man June Mar Fajardo as the veteran mentor keeping the three-time PBA Most Valuable Player on minutes restriction to give him time to recover from his calf injury while also keeping him fresh for the bigger wars ahead.But with Fajardo out, San Miguel suffered another close shave, this time losing to surprise contender NLEX, 103-100, on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLassiter, though, remains upbeat knowing that the Beermen have enough talent to win.“We got enough talent to beat teams, and every one from the bench can compete with anybody. We know we can compete at a high level so we just got to continue playing San Miguel ball and make sure that whoever’s out there, we’ll come out and play hard,” he said. Hamilton wins Belgian GP to trim Vettel’s lead to 7 points “Once we get fully healthy, we’ll be a different team and right now, we’re still finding our way, but I’m proud of the team that we gave our full effort. We just need to focus on certain areas that we want and don’t fall on the same stuff in the next one.”But for the Fil-Am sniper, he doesn’t want San Miguel to fall on the trap of playing the waiting game, saying that his team must find a way to rectify its miscues this early than feel sorry in the future.“We just got to get better at the things that we make mistakes on and learn from them,” he said, highlighting the poor start that saw the Beermen trail by 15 early, 25-10.“Of course, you want to play the full 48 minutes and that’s the key. If we could play the full 48 minutes, we could set the tone and play our style of brand. We can’t play two quarters, two-and-a-half, three-and-a-half, we got to play four quarters. That’s the key of beating any team. We can’t to come out and be down. We got to play the full four quarters.”And it starts in practice as San Miguel eyes to bounce back against Alaska on Saturday in Angeles City in Pampanga.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Marcio Lassiter. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMarcio Lassiter will be the first to admit that right now, San Miguel is not the same team that won the first two championships this season.“It’s just different for us right now. We’re not used to playing this type of lineup all the time,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

Cone on freethrow disparity: Ginebra was the ‘more aggressive’ team

first_imghttp://sports.inquirer.net/files/2017/09/Ginebra-vs-Blackwater_9531.jpgGinebra head coach Tim Cone had no qualms about the glaring free throw disparity between his team and TNT in Game 3 of their semifinals series in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Friday.The Gin Kings, who are now a win away from a Finals berth, had 43 free throw attempts and converted 30 of them, while the KaTropa had just 14 tries on the charity stripe and made 12 of those shots.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Cone added his team was the one that got the short end of the officiating stick back in Game 2 when the KaTropa had 35 free throws while all they had were 18 attempts.READ: Nash Racela throws shade at ‘perfectly officiated ball game’ The league’s winningest coach said it’s all a give and take affair in terms of free throw shooting.“We gave up 35 free throws in Game 2… they were the more aggressive team in Game 2,” said Cone of TNT. “I wasn’t happy with the officiating in Game 2 because they [the KaTropa] were beating us up. They were grabbing and holding Greg [Slaughter] and doing all kinds of stuff and they weren’t able to do that today.”READ: TNT pulls even, turns back Ginebra in semis game 2ADVERTISEMENT Read Next MOST READ View comments “We went to the line a lot because we were the more aggressive team tonight,” said Cone at Smart Araneta Coliseum after their 106-103 win. “I don’t care what TNT may say, that’s the way it is.”READ: Ginebra nears finals, nips TNT in game 3FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTNT also committed more fouls than the Gin Kings tallying 30 infractions, seven more than what Ginebra had.“You are the more aggressive team, you can get to the free throw line. I’m okay with the free throws.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight “We’ll see what happens in Game 4, but to me it’s just tit for tat.” Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Top-ranked Rafael Nadal advances to China Open semis Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

World Cup Cricket schedule

first_imgHere is the tournament schedule: No.Date & TimeMatchVenueResult1Sat 19 Feb 02:00 PM ISTIND vs BANShere Bangla National Stadium, MirpurIND won by 87 runs Scorecard | Match report2Sun 20 Feb 09:30 AM ISTNZ vs KENMA Chidambaram Stadium, ChennaiNZ won by 10 wickets Scorecard | Match report3Sun 20 Feb 02:30 PM ISTSL vs CANMahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, HambantotaSL won by 210 runs Scorecard | Match report4Mon 21 Feb 02:30 PM ISTAUS vs ZIMSardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, MoteraAUS won by 91 runsScorecard | Match report5Tue 22 Feb 02:30 PM ISTENG vs NEDVidarbha Cricket Association Ground, NagpurENG won by 6 wicketsScorecard | Match report6Wed 23 Feb 02:30 PM ISTPAK vs KENMahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, HambantotaPAK won by 205 runsScorecard | Match report7Thu 24 Feb 02:30 PM ISTSA vs WIFerozeshah Kotla, DelhiSA won by 7 wicketsScorecard | Match report8Fri 25 Feb 09:30 AM ISTAUS vs NZVidarbha Cricket Association Ground, NagpurAUS won by 7 wicketsScorecard | Match report9Fri 25 Feb 02:00 PM ISTBAN vs IREShere Bangla National Stadium, MirpurBAN won by 27 runsScorecard | Match report10Sat 26 Feb 02:30 PM ISTPAK vs SLR.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboPAK won by 11 runsScorecard | Match report 11Sun 27 Feb 02:30 PM ISTIND vs ENGEden Gardens, KolkataMatch ends in tieScorecard | Match report12Mon 28 Feb 09:30 AM ISTZIM vs CANVidarbha Cricket Association Ground, NagpurZIM won by 175 runsScorecard | Match report13Mon 28 Feb 02:30 PM ISTWI vs NEDFerozeshah Kotla, DelhiWI won by 215 runsScorecard | Match report14Tue 01 Mar 02:30 PM ISTSL vs KENR.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboSL won by 9 wicketsScorecard | Match report15Wed 02 Mar 02:30 PM ISTENG vs IREM Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru (Bangalore)IRE won by 3 wicketsScorecard | Match report16Thu 03 Mar 09:30 AM ISTSA vs NEDPunjab Cricket Association Stadium, MohaliSA won by 231 runsScorecard | Match report17Thu 03 Mar 02:30 PM ISTPAK vs CANR.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboPak won by 46 runsScorecard | Match report18Fri 04 Mar 09:30 AM ISTNZ vs ZIMSardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, MoteraNZ won by 10 wicketsScorecard | Match report19Fri 04 Mar 02:00 PM ISTBAN vs WIShere Bangla National Stadium, MirpurWI won by 9 wicketsScorecard | Match report20Sat 05 Mar 02:30 PM ISTAUS vs SLR.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboMatch abandonedScorecard | Match report21Sun 06 Mar 09:30 AM ISTSA vs ENGMA Chidambaram Stadium, ChennaiENG won by 6 runsScorecard | Match report22Sun 06 Mar 02:30 PM ISTIND vs IREM Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru (Bangalore)IND won by 5 wicketsScorecard | Match report23Mon 07 Mar 02:30 PM ISTCAN vs KENFerozeshah Kotla, DelhiCAN won by 5 wicketsScorecard | Match report24Tue 08 Mar 02:30 PM ISTPAK vs NZPallekele International Cricket Stadium, KandyNZ won by 110 runsScorecard | Match report25Wed 09 Mar 02:30 PM ISTIND vs NEDFerozeshah Kotla, DelhiIND won by 5 wicketsScorecard | Match report26Thu 10 Mar 02:30 PM ISTSL vs ZIMPallekele International Cricket Stadium, KandySL won by 139 runsScorecard | Match report27Fri 11 Mar 09:30 AM ISTWI vs IREPunjab Cricket Association Stadium, MohaliWI won by 44 runsScorecard | Match report28Fri 11 Mar 02:00 PM ISTBAN vs ENGZahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, ChittagongBAN won by 2 wktsScorecard | Match report29Sat 12 Mar 02:30 PM ISTIND vs SAVidarbha Cricket Association Ground, NagpurSA won by 3 wktsScorecard | Match report30Sun 13 Mar 09:30 AM ISTNZ vs CANWankhede Stadium, MumbaiNZ won by 97 runsScorecard | Match report31Sun 13 Mar 02:30 PM ISTAUS vs KENM Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru (Bangalore)AUS won by 60 runsScorecard | Match report32Mon 14 Mar 09:00 AM ISTBAN vs NEDZahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, ChittagongBAN won by 6 wktsScorecard | Match report33Mon 14 Mar 02:30 PM ISTPAK vs ZIMPallekele International Cricket Stadium, KandyPAK won by 7 wkts (D/L)Scorecard | Match report34Tue 15 Mar 02:30 PM ISTSA vs IREEden Gardens, KolkataSA won by 131 runsScorecard | Match report35Wed 16 Mar 02:30 PM ISTAUS vs CANM Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru (Bangalore)AUS won by 7 wktsScorecard | Match report36Thu 17 Mar 02:30 PM ISTENG vs WIMA Chidambaram Stadium, ChennaiENG won by 18 runsScorecard | Match report37Fri 18 Mar 09:30 AM ISTNED vs IREEden Gardens, KolkataIRE won by 6 wktsScorecard | Match report38Fri 18 Mar 02:30 PM ISTNZ vs SLWankhede Stadium, MumbaiSL won by 112 runsScorecard | Match report39Sat 19 Mar 09:00 AM ISTBAN vs SAShere Bangla National Stadium, MirpurSA won by 206 runsScorecard | Match report40Sat 19 Mar 02:30 PM ISTAUS vs PAKR.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboPAK won by 4 wktsScorecard | Match report41Sun 20 Mar 09:30 AM ISTZIM vs KENEden Gardens, KolkataZIM won by 161 runsScorecard | Match report 42Sun 20 Mar 02:30 PM ISTIND vs WIMA Chidambaram Stadium, ChennaiIND won by 80 runsScorecard | Match report43Wed 23 Mar 02:00 PM ISTPAK v WI 1st Quarterfinal (C)Shere Bangla National Stadium, MirpurPAK won 10 wktsScorecard | Match report44Thu 24 Mar 02:30 PM ISTIND vs AUS2nd Quarterfinal (E)Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, MoteraIND won by 5 wktsScorecard | Match report45Fri 25 Mar 02:00 PM ISTNZ vs SA 3rd Quarterfinal (F)Shere Bangla National Stadium, MirpurNZ won by 49 runsScorecard | Match report46Sat 26 Mar 02:30 PM ISTSL v ENG4th Quarterfinal (D)R.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboSL won by 10 wktsScorecard | Match report47Tue 29 Mar 02:30 PM ISTSL vs NZ 1st SemifinalR.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboSL won by 5 wktsScorecard | Match report48Wed 30 Mar 02:30 PM ISTIND vs PAK 2nd SemifinalPunjab Cricket Association Stadium, MohaliIND won by 29 runsScorecard | Match report49Sat 02 Apr 02:30 PM ISTSF1 vs SF2 (Final)Wankhede Stadium, MumbaiIND won by 6 wktsScorecard | Match reportadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

10 months ago​Bottle thrower at Emirates identified by Arsenal

first_imgTagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Bottle thrower at Emirates identified by Arsenalby Ian Ferris10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal say they have identified an image of the person who threw a bottle at Tottenham’s Dele Alli on Wednesday.The 22 year old was struck on the head by a plastic bottle during Spurs’ 2-0 win in the Carabao Cup quarter-final at Emirates Stadium.Police are investigating the incident.”Anyone identified will receive a lengthy club ban and their details will be passed to the police to commence legal proceedings,” said the club.Alli was hit by a bottle thrown from the crowd as Arsenal prepared to take a throw-in in the 73rd minute.The Metropolitan Police says it is working with Arsenal to try to identify the person responsible, but no arrests have been made.”We have all been embarrassed by the individual who threw a bottle at Dele Alli,” Arsenal added in a statement.”Behaviour of this type has no place at Emirates Stadium and after analysing CCTV footage, which showed him leaving the stadium after throwing the bottle, we have identified an image of the suspect.”We are liaising with the Metropolitan Police and investigations continue in order to apprehend the culprit.”Arsenal’s statement added: “We are not responsible for the actions of one individual, but send our apologies to Dele Alli and everyone at Tottenham Hotspur for this incident.”We do not tolerate any anti-social, discriminatory or violent behaviour at Arsenal Football Club.” last_img read more