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  • Jamestown Public Schools Announces Last Day Of School

    first_imgImage by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Public Schools announced the last day of classes for this 2019-20 school year.The last day of school will be Wednesday, June 10, except for Ring Elementary School, which had to close for a day in February due to cleaning from a broken drainpipe.Ring Elementary School’s last day of school will be Thursday, June 11.Each school principal will notify students and families about end of year close out procedures including the return of school property such as textbooks, calculators, library books, novels and athletic uniforms. Principals will also share information about procedures to collect students’ belongings in lockers or classrooms.Those with questions on school closure procedures are asked to contact their school principal for more information. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Congressional delegation secures $1.3 million for VSAC

    first_imgVermont Student Assistance Corporation,The Vermont Student Assistance Corp. (VSAC) will receive up to $1.3 million in additional funds to continue helping students find grants, loans and scholarships, the Vermont congressional delegation announced today.    The delegation also helped nonprofit lenders like the Winooski, Vt.-based VSAC secure a higher rate from the U.S. Department of Education for servicing student loans. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who serves as a member of the Senate education committee, led the effort on behalf of VSAC, with strong support from Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.). ‘At a time of soaring college costs, I have supported President Obama’s move to increase the maximum Pell grant, which enables millions of low- and moderate-income students who go to college, by ending the billions in subsidies that big banks received to issue federally-guaranteed student loans,’ Sanders said. ‘At the same time, we in Vermont value the important work done by VSAC, and similar work done by nonprofits in other states.  Thousands of Vermonters have been able to go to college because of VSAC counseling, both in making higher education available to them and in helping students and their families manage the costs of college. We are very pleased that our ongoing efforts to protect VSAC’s critical role in our state have paid off. VSAC will be able to continue doing the excellent and important work it has done so well over the years,’ Sanders said.Leahy said, ‘No student should be denied the opportunities of a college education because of her or his family’s financial resources.  College costs make it difficult ‘ often, extremely difficult — for families to afford higher education.  I strongly support the Obama administration’s recently enacted expansion of student financial aid and I am pleased that Senator Sanders, Congressman Welch and I have succeeded in convincing the U.S. Department of Education to recognize VSAC’s importance as an instrumental partner in guiding Vermont students through the complexities of financing their college educations.  I continue to hear from students and adult learners across the state that VSAC’s outreach counselors gave them the support system they needed to graduate.  Vermonters have come to rely on the comprehensive programs and collaborative efforts among VSAC, our public schools and the higher education community.’Welch said, ‘This is great news for Vermont students and families. Today’s announcement will allow VSAC to continue doing what it does best, provide high-quality services to Vermonters and increase access to higher education. As college tuitions rise, the services provided by VSAC are integrally important in helping students and families navigate the path to higher education.’ The Department of Education last week announced the higher rate for the first 100,000 loans serviced by VSAC and other nonprofit state lending agencies. The department’s Federal Student Loan Agency has agreed to provide VSAC with $1 million in conversion fees and up to $300,000 to cover initial start-up expenses for implementing a structure to service these new loans, while it continues to provide outreach, support, and loan services to students. VSAC will also be eligible to compete for the assignment of additional loans in the future. VSAC and 15 similar nonprofits throughout the nation have entered into an agreement with the Education Department that begins the process of assigning the initial 100,000 loans. Source: Delegation. WASHINGTON, April 28, 2011last_img read more

  • Largest data breach in history costs Yahoo another $85M

    first_imgYahoo’s 2013 data breach that compromised three billion accounts – the largest of all time – will cost the company an additional $85 million after a newly reached settlement orders the company to pay $50 million in damages, cover attorneys’ fees up to $35 million and provide free credit-monitoring services to victims of the breach.The company revealed the data breach in 2016, though announced last year that all Yahoo accounts had been affected. The breach compromised names, email addresses, birthdates and phone numbers; financial information was not among the stolen data.Yahoo, currently known as Altaba, agreed earlier this year to pay a $35 million penalty to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for failing to notify customers of the breach in a timely fashion. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

  • Inclusion starts at the top

    first_imgThe only way for any diversity and inclusion program to survive and be effective is through leadership commitment. My credit union, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, Chattanooga, has 13 members on the senior leadership team, including president/CEO Todd Fortner, CCE, a CUES member.We have our asset/liability management meeting, which is now virtual, every Tuesday to discuss ideas, provide updates, and find solutions to existing or potential problems. During the weekly discussions, Fortner will present a question or a problem and ask each of us for our input. He wants honest, creative feedback and open dialogue to weigh the pros and cons of every decision.Effective leaders know that you need to surround yourself with people who will be truthful, authentic and willing to challenge your ideas to find better-fitted solutions. If those around you are in constant agreement with you, it is time to surround yourself with new people. Innovation is stifled by groupthink. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

  • Hillary Clinton has to be tired of waiting 4 years for the country to realize she was right

    first_imgBolton’s not wrong, a bit hypocritical considering he wasn’t exactly willing to take a step outside of party lines to divulge details that could’ve been useful during Trump’s impeachment hearings. Then, he was perfectly content solely dangling knowledge of the president’s alleged quid pro quo to promote sales of his book, but now he’s calling on the same Republicans he mimicked in cowardice to risk themselves to acknowledge the truth. Something in me says it just doesn’t work that way, but I’ll admit it would be nice. “We need Republicans to tell the truth too,” Bolton said. “It’s not that hard.” Apparently, it is. RELATED: Trump’s lawsuit against John Bolton is pointless, incompetent, and weakThe Georgia run-off is January 5th. Request an absentee ballot by Nov. 18. Early in-person voting starts Dec. 14. And REGISTER TO VOTE here by Dec. 7.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – And give $3 right now to rip the Senate majority from Mitch McConnell’s cold dead hands. That “dope” has been through five presidential transitions, Bolton pointed out on Twitter. “…and every day that he delays under the pretense that he’s simply asking for his legal remedies ultimately is to the country’s disadvantage,” Bolton said of the president.In an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, Bolton also negated the previously floated theory that accepting the election results would cost Republican leaders too high a political price. “Well, I have trust in the Republican voters. I believe that if their leaders explain to them that Trump lost fair and square, and that the facts do not support his claims that the election was stolen, that they will come to accept it,” Bolton said. “But if they only hear from Donald Trump it’s not unnatural for them to think, ‘since nobody else on our side of the aisle is disagreeing that what he’s saying is accurate,’ and I think that lays the basis for real distrust in the system, casting doubt on the integrity of our electoral system, the constitutional process.”xcenter_img – Advertisement – I remember with great detail when the former secretary of state had to concede the 2016 election to a reality TV star. I can’t imagine the humility that took, but she did it. Trump at least gets to concede to a former vice president, but he’s making no such concession by his account. He’s instead taken to his usual name-calling and alleging that the election was “rigged” against him. “John Bolton was one of the dumbest people in government that I’ve had the ‘pleasure’ to work with,” the president tweeted Sunday. “A sullen, dull and quiet guy, he added nothing to National Security except, ‘Gee, let’s go to war.’ Also, illegally released much Classified Information. A real dope!”- Advertisement –last_img read more

  • Indonesia’s forex reserves hit all-time high in July from global bonds, govt loans

    first_imgThe rise in forex reserves in July was driven by the government’s global bonds issuance and government loans, according to the central bank.The government has raised 100 billion yen (US$930 million) from the issuance of five-tranche samurai bonds to help cover the fiscal deficit and fund the coronavirus pandemic response in early July.The deal was finalized in Japan on Jul. 2 and sold in maturities of 20 years, worth 1.5 billion yen with a coupon rate of 1.8 percent; 10 years, worth 13.4 billion yen with a 1.59 percent coupon rate; and seven years, worth 10.1 billion yen with a 1.48 percent coupon rate.The government previously planned to raise $5.5 billion from loans from multilateral organizations in the second half of the year, after raising $1.8 billion in the first half from five multilaterals, including the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Indonesia’s foreign exchange (forex) reserves increased to US$135.1 billion in July, the highest level ever, following the government’s move to issue global bonds, Bank Indonesia (BI) announced Friday.The current reserves level, an increase from $131.7 billion in June, is estimated to be sufficient to support 8.6 months of imports and payments of the government’s short-term debts.“BI is of the view that the foreign exchange reserves are adequate, supported by stability and a positive outlook for the economy, in line with various policy responses to push for economic recovery,” the central bank said in a statement. “We are focusing on getting loans from our multilateral partners in the second half of this year after focusing on raising funds from global bonds in the first half,” said Luky on Jul. 27.The government faces the daunting task having to raise Rp 900.4 trillion from the issuance of sovereign debt papers in the second half of the year to cover its budget deficit of 6.34 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and repay its debts, after raising Rp 630.5 trillion from the issuance of debt papers in the first half.It has also unveiled a $40 billion bond sale program with the central bank as part of the “burden sharing” scheme aimed at easing the government’s debt burden.”Although it has been declining, we see the risks from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic remaining and thus still creating uncertainty in the global financial market,” said Bank Mandiri economist Andry Asmoro in a note.There will be some delays in foreign direct investment inflows as the global value chain has been seriously disrupted, he went on to say, adding that imports had declined more than exports due to the halt in production and investment activities.”Hence, it may shrink the current account deficit, supporting Indonesia’s balance of payment, foreign reserves and rupiah exchange rate in 2020,” Andry added.Topics :last_img read more

  • Ashgrove home on private road offers relaxed living and tranquil surrounds

    first_imgRelax here of an afternoon.He said the area at the back of the home was one of his favourite places to let the stress of a hard day at work slip away.“You could come home at night, sit out on the back veranda, you could be anywhere,” he said.“I’d come home if I had a bad day at work, sit there and have a drink, chat about the day and you could feel the tension disappear from your body.” Swim beneath the stars.The downstairs sitting room opens out to an alfresco dining area through bi-fold doors, and overlooks the pool, a place where Mr Johnston liked to enjoy a night-time swim.“Because it was so quiet you could have a swim and see stars,” he said. More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The open plan kitchen, living and dining.The two-level home is on a 656sq m block and is on a private shared road off Baileys Rd.Entry is through the upper level, which has the master suite, laundry, open-plan kitchen living and dining and double lockup garage. The master suite.Downstairs are three more bedrooms, a study nook, sitting room, media room and bathroom.There are polished parquet floors throughout, along with carpet in the bedrooms and media room, and tiles in the bathrooms.center_img The home at 4/42 Baileys Rd, Ashgrove, is for sale.ROD Johnston says the tranquillity of this Ashgrove home is what he will miss most when he moves.The 4/42 Baileys Rd home has hit the market as Mr Johnston prepares to downsize. The home has a media room.Mr Johnston said the home was great for a family with children of any age, due to the layout of the home.“We had our spot upstairs where we could talk our days out but then, at night, the kids could get into the media room and watch their favourite shows on the big screen, while leaving us alone to do our own thing,” he said.The home is walking distance to Ashgrove State School.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMichelle Hele’s May market wrap03:17last_img read more

  • Homer Bailey

    first_imgWhen Homer Bailey pitched his second no-hitter earlier this month, he joined a pretty elite list of pitchers. I think this list is under 30 names in all the years we have had Major League baseball. He has a ways to go to catch fellow Texan, Nolan Ryan, however, who is credited with seven of them. Homer came to the big leagues as a thrower, but now is much more of a pitcher. Throwers think no one can hit their pitches because they throw so hard. Pitchers know every Major Leaguer can hit any pitch you throw if it is not in the right place. Just follow Aroldis Chapman on some nights. It is amazing how a matter of a couple inches is the difference between a swinging strike and a base hit. Homer has to be on top of his game even though he throws upward of 97mph. When he slips back to his throwing days, his ERA tops 7.0; but when he is a pitcher, his ERA is below 2.0. This is how finite pitcher has to be even if he has two no-hitters to his credit. Everybody in the big time can throw hard enough; only a select few can throw a pitch where they want to. These make it to the Hall of Fame. Homer is certainly on his way, because he is still a very young man.last_img read more

  • Cardinals Grade School Boys Hoops Results

    first_imgThe St. Louis boys 6th grade basketball team ended their season on a high note Friday night by beating St. Paul’s 23-11.The Cardinals fell behind 8-3 at the end of the first half but switched to their up tempo style offense and outscored the visitors 20-3 in the second half.Adam Cox lead the scoring for St. Louis with 9 points and Johnny Deal had 4 points while five players added 2 points a piece: Adam Scott, Joey Gutzwiller, Kaden White, Aaron Weber, and Mason Enneking. Also, Jacob Deutsch, Zeb Streator, and Adam Moster played solid defense in the second half.Submitted by STL Coach Bruce Scott.last_img

  • Azeez, Samaroo bowl Enterprise Primary Top to final … To face IBE in the Lower ECD Zone final

    first_imgA MESMERISING spell from 11-year-old leg-spinner Rafeek Azeez and 14-year-old medium-pacer Yugendra Samaroo spearheaded Enterprise Primary Top to a 15-run victory over Cummings Lodge Secondary when the 2016 edition of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) National Secondary Schools Cricket League continued yesterday at the Enterprise Community Centre ground.Chasing 320 for victory the visitors folded for 104 in 17.5 overs. Azeez claimed 4-19 while Samaroo took 3-22.Earlier, skipper Himnauth Dindyal stroked a fighting 42, which eventually guided his team to 119-7.Deciding to bat first in brilliant sunshine, the hosts were given an opening stand of 33 between Dindyal and Mark Ramanad, but careless stroke playing and reckless running between the wickets saw them reduced to 50-4, at halfway through the innings.Medium pacer Shankar Sahadeo provided the visitors with the first breakthrough when he removed Ramanad for 12. Three balls later he claimed the wicket of Edmon Pearson without scoring, at 34-2.The hosts then lost Dinesh Phagoo (0) and Rafeek Azeez (4), via run-out, but opener Himnauth Dindyal stood firm at the other end and singlehandedly took the attack to the opposition.He buckled down to his task on a slow, dry-looking pitch and added 26 for the fifth-wicket with Jash Paul before the latter was bowled by Sahadeo for two.It soon became 79-6, when Ricardo Niranjan was bowled by off-spinner Andrew Samar without scoring.However, the 15-year-old Dindyal never looked in trouble and frustrated the visitors, showing the perfect attitude for such a situation, before he was dismissed in the final over. His innings was laced with both aggression and temperament, counting five fours.Yugendra Samaroo was left unbeaten on 17. Sahadeo was the best bowler on show, claiming 3-28.In reply, Cummings Lodge Secondary found scoring difficult, and as a result lost wickets at regular intervals, with only Devanand Khemraj (24), Andrew Samar (13) and Anand Puran (12), offering any resistance with the bat.Meanwhile, in the other semi-final game played on Thursday at the same venue, IBE edged President’s College by seven wickets.The final is scheduled for Wednesday at the same venue.last_img read more