I am concerned about the safety of pedestrians who feel that they don’t have to be aware of where they are walking. I’m saying this after a person walked out of the grocery store into the line of traffic without looking to see if any cars were coming. The person never looked up from the phone — just kept on walking to the car.Please remember that even though a car needs to stop at a crosswalk, it doesn’t give the walker permission to just blindly walk out into traffic.A walker still needs to be aware of the surroundings. Sherry HuzarGlenville More from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicSchenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsTroopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stop Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Education, Press Release, Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the 2018 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year finalists.“Teachers spend their lives educating, empowering, listening, mentoring, guiding, inspiring, serving, and supporting each of their students,” Governor Wolf said. “I applaud each of these educators for their hard work and for earning this important recognition.”The 2018 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year finalists are:Laura Bitler, Daniel Boone High School, Daniel Boone Area School DistrictTim Dzurko, Altoona Area Junior High School, Altoona Area School DistrictChristina Frank, Montour High School, Montour School DistrictAdam Gebhardt, Jefferson Elementary School, West Jefferson Hills School DistrictAaron Goldfarb, Media Elementary School, Rose Tree Media School DistrictLinda Granite, Marshall Elementary School, North Allegheny School DistrictGeorgette Hackman, Cocalico Middle School, Cocalico School DistrictBarbara Kurtz, Meadville Area Senior High School, Crawford Central School DistrictGregory Mason, Shaler Area High School, Shaler Area School DistrictLara Miller Owlett, Mount Pleasant Area Junior Senior High School, Wellsboro Area School DistrictBrandy Spielman, Waynesboro Area Middle School, Waynesboro Area School DistrictJennifer Wahl, Loyalsock Township High School, Loyalsock Township School DistrictThe 12 educators were nominated by students, parents, colleagues and members of the community who wish to recognize their achievements both in and outside the classroom.“Teaching is more than a profession — it is a calling,” Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera said. “This year’s finalists represent the countless dedicated Pennsylvania educators whose work is changing the lives of their students and shaping our communities.”The finalists must be prepared to effectively carry out the duties of the state’s Teacher of the Year, including being Pennsylvania’s nominee for National Teacher of the Year. Pennsylvania’s Teacher of the Year program is co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Pennsylvania chapter of the National State Teacher of the Year, which was founded in 1995.The Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year will be announced in December 2017 in Hershey at the SAS Institute, PDE’s annual professional development conference for educators.Pennsylvania’s 2017 Teacher of the Year is Michael Soskil, an educator of 19 years, who currently teaches science to third through fifth graders at Wallenpaupack South Elementary School in Pike and Wayne counties.Rivera said that nominations for Teacher of the Year can be submitted all year long by students, community members, parents, or teachers, by completing a nomination form at http://nnstoy.org/chapter/pennsylvania/. Governor Wolf Announces 2018 Teacher of the Year Finalists April 13, 2017
NewsHub 14 June 2018Family First Comment: Expect this rate to go even higher if we go soft on drug laws. www.SayNopeToDope.nzA new Automobile Association study has found people on drugs are causing more fatal crashes than those behind the wheel drunk.In 2017, 79 drivers involved in fatal crashes were found to be under the influence of drugs, compared to only 14 in 2013, Stuff reports.Seventy drivers were found to be over the alcohol limit or refused to be tested.The AA says the figures show a need for roadside testing of drivers for drug intoxication, as the current methods are insufficient.Right now an officer must have strong cause to test for drugs and will then take the driver to a station for a “walk and turn” test.“The current system almost needs a driver to be sitting in the car with drugs on the seat next to them to get tested, and the current test takes up a huge amount of an officer’s time,” AA road safety spokesperson Dylan Thomsen told Stuff.But the Government isn’t quite sure about roadside tests, saying there are challenges around implementing the preferred method of saliva testing.READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2018/06/drugs-behind-more-fatal-crashes-than-alcohol-study.htmlDrug-impaired drivers now involved in more fatal crashes than drink-driversStuff co.nz 14 June 2018Drug-impaired drivers are now involved in more fatal crashes on Kiwi roads than drink-drivers, new research shows.A study by the Automobile Association (AA) found 79 drivers who were involved in fatal crashes last year later tested positive for drugs, compared to 70 who were above the legal alcohol limit or refused to be tested.It is thought to be the first time that drugs have overtaken alcohol in this statistic.In 2013, the number of drug-impaired drivers involved in fatal crashes was just 14, compared with 53 who were intoxicated or avoided tests.Drivers who had taken prescription medications above recommended levels, or those known to impair driving, were included in the figures. But the two most commonly-detected drugs (excluding alcohol) were cannabis and methamphetamine.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/104666411/drugimpaired-drivers-now-involved-in-more-fatal-crashes-than-drinkdriversKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
Sharing is caring! Share The Global Sustainability Panel said fossil fuel subsidies should be phased out and other perverse or trade-distorting subsidies should be reduced by 2020.NEW YORK, United States, Monday January 30, 2012 – A just-released UN report on global sustainability has called for the world to change the way it does business.The 22-member panel, on which Barbados’ Prime Minister Freundel Stuart served, has made 56 recommendations, including improvement in health and education and ending subsidies on fossil fuels.It suggests that governments move towards the transparent disclosure of all subsidies, and identify and remove those subsidies which cause the greatest detriment to natural, environmental and social resources.According to the group, fossil fuel subsidies should be phased out and other perverse or trade-distorting subsidies should be reduced by 2020.“The reduction of subsidies must be accomplished in a manner that protects the poor and eases the transition for affected groups when the products or services concerned are essential,” the panel said.It proposes that governments and international donors scale up their efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals to eradicate poverty and to reduce inequalities as top priorities.The panel, established by the UN Secretary-General in August 2010 to formulate a new blueprint for sustainable development and low-carbon prosperity, was co-chaired by Finnish President Tarja Halonen and South African President Jacob Zuma. “With the possibility of the world slipping further into recession, policymakers are hungry for ideas that can help them to navigate these difficult times,” President Zuma said. “Our report makes clear that sustainable development is more important than ever given the multiple crises now enveloping the world.”The Secretary-General, in receiving the panel’s report, stated that sustainable development is a top priority for his second term of office. “We need to chart a new, more sustainable course for the future, one that strengthens equality and economic growth while protecting our planet,” the Secretary-General said.The report, “Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing” was released Monday by the High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability established in 2010 by the Secretary General.It will be used to feed into discussions leading to the Rio+20 summit in June.Caribbean 360 News 13 Views no discussions Share Tweet Share NewsRegional UN panel recommends change in global approach to business by: – January 30, 2012
Batesville, In. — Southeastern Indiana municipalities are expecting more gas tax revenue this year following a 10-cent increase in 2018.The gas tax revenue for each county is determined by using a formula of miles of county roads and cars registered (not pickup trucks).For Franklin County officials say it will mean about $900,000 in additional road maintenance money.Indiana House Bill 1002 was passed by the 2017 General Assembly and is expected to raise more than $6 billion over the next seven years for infrastructure improvements.
Statewide— The Indiana Sheriffs’ Association announced a decision on Monday to cancel this year’s ISA Youth Leadership Camps for 2020. With the recent COVID-19 Emergency ISA feels this is the best decision for all. This would have been the ISA’s 41st year to facilitate the ISA Youth Leadership Camps.The ISA has already tentatively scheduled the North Camp for June 28-July 1, 2021, at Pine Creek Camp in Warren County and the South Camp for July 6-8, 2021, at Waycross Camp in Brown County. If you have any questions you may contact Executive Director Steve Luce at 317-356-3633 or visit www.indianasheriffs.org.
RelatedPosts North West mourns two members on Handball, Weightlifting Boards African Games: Weightlifting Federation targets 20 gold medals AYG: NWF invites 24 lifters to camp The Nigeria Weightlifting Federation says it plans to feature at the 6th International Solidarity Championships slated for between Feb. 8 and Feb. 12 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. NWF Technical Director, Christopher Nwadei, disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja. Nwadei said that the competition was one of the qualifiers for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. He said that camping will begin on Jan. 20 for selected lifters in Abuja in preparation for the championships. “Lifters will be called to camp in two week time ahead of the competition. “They will do their best to win every single medal to earn more points to qualify for the Olympics. “Our target is to feature in the Olympics, the lifters, the technical crew, the coaches will do everything to make the country proud in Uzbekistan in February and Tokyo in July,” he said. Nwadei said that the federation could not participate in the 6th International Qatar Cup in Doha, Qatar in December due to visa problem. “We didn’t attend the competition in Doha due to visa problem,” he said. The 2020 Olympics will hold in Tokyo, Japan from July 24 to August 9.Tags: Christopher NwadeiInternational Solidarity ChampionshipsNigeria Weightlifting FederationTashkentUzebkistan
“But one thing is deserve and another thing is deserve and play very, very well, which we didn’t. “With our quality I would expect us to be stronger and to get a different result.” Chelsea scored a sublime opener through Oscar, two minutes after the floodlights had been switched on to brighten a darkening autumnal day. Mourinho believes the moment also enlivened the quiet crowd. “I think the man responsible for the lights was in the same mood as the crowd, because everybody was sleeping,” Mourinho added. “He took 20 minutes to understand that it was dark, but I took 30 minutes to understand that the stadium was not empty. “When we scored was when I realised ‘woah, the stadium is full. Good’.” Mourinho also admitted being culpable for his team’s lack of impetus. He added: “It was my responsibility. I was not intense, they were not intense.” Oscar’s goal was brilliant, as, from Cesc Fabregas’ pass, he hit a first-time shot with the outside of his right boot into the far corner. “The goal is not impossible in a very talented boy,” Mourinho said. “For 90 minutes I think he was our best player. Not for the goal, but for the dynamic, for the intensity, for the transitions. He was always sharp. “Some other guys didn’t play midweek, so I would expect other people to be sharper than Oscar, but in the end Oscar, for me, was our best player.” Oscar appeared to be the only Blues player immune from criticism as the assessment of the prolific Diego Costa was less than strong after his four-game absence with a hamstring problem. “He didn’t have a very good performance, like the team,” Mourinho said. “A muscular injury is not just your body, it’s also your brain. “After that you are afraid of a reaction and it brakes (slows) you a little bit. Normally the next match for him, he will be better.” Mourinho praised the organisation of QPR and Redknapp was pleased, but believes his side were worthy of a point and that the penalty award was unfortunate. Redknapp felt the decisive penalty award for an Eduardo Vargas foul on Eden Hazard, who converted from the spot 15 minutes from time, was “harsh” and “soft”. “I thought it was a harsh penalty,” Redknapp said. “I’m not saying it was not a penalty. It was a soft penalty. “It was shoulder charge. They both hit each other. Two tiny little guys – Vargas is only 5ft 4in, 5ft 5in and so is Hazard. “Our guy is very strong and powerful and he bounced him off (but) I wouldn’t say he dived.” Charlie Austin had equalised with an improvised finish from Leroy Fer’s mis-hit shot for his third goal in a week after his double in the defeat of Aston Villa last Monday. Redknapp, who also praised Rob Green, Richard Dunne and Steven Caulker, added: “It’s good for Charlie to be scoring. He’s on a good run at the moment, scoring some goals. I was pleased all round. “I felt we deserved something for how hard we worked. When you work that hard and don’t lie down against the best team in the country, for that we deserved a point. “We have to work as hard as that every game if we’re going to pick up points and get out of trouble.” Mourinho said it felt like his side were playing at an “empty stadium”. “Everyone knows how much I feel connected to this club and the fans,” the Portuguese told talkSPORT. Jose Mourinho launched a scathing attack on Chelsea’s home support after the Premier League leaders’ 2-1 win over QPR. “At this moment it’s difficult for us to play at home, though, because playing here is like playing in an empty stadium. “The team then starts playing like it’s a quiet, soft game at home. “It’s difficult to get that strong start where the players, team and fans at Stamford Bridge (are all together). “I was today looking around and it was empty, but not in terms of people because it was obviously full. That’s what is frustrating.” Mourinho was also unhappy with the fitful intensity shown as Chelsea extended their unbeaten start to the season and moved nine points clear of defending champions Manchester City, who play Manchester United on Sunday. The Blues boss said: “My team didn’t play well or well enough or so well as I was expecting. “We had periods of good football, not consistently. I was expecting more. “I’m happy with the points. I think we deserved (the points), no doubt. Press Association
Latest posts by Nicole Ouellette (see all) Nicole OuelletteColumnist at Breaking Even CommunicationsWhen Nicole isn’t giving advice she’s completely unqualified to give, she runs an Internet marketing company in Bar Harbor, where she lives with her husband Derrick and their short dog Gidget. She loves young adult novels, cooking and talking French to anyone who’ll talk back. firstname.lastname@example.org Hold the pickles and the piercings, please – April 28, 2015 Kickstarter has lots of gray areas – May 5, 2015 GSA assistant sailing coach Cait Powell leads the way as the Eagle sailors prepare to launch a 420 dinghy at Maine Maritime Academy last week. The regatta season was scheduled to get under way Wednesday, April 8.—STEPHEN RAPPAPORTCASTINE — The George Stevens Academy sailing team launched three boats last week as first-year coach Tom Gutow began preparing the young sailors for their first regatta of the season.This year, some 20 students have signed up to sail for GSA. This year, the squad will also have an experienced assistant coach, Cait Powell, of Brooksville. Powell sailed for GSA until her graduation in 2007.Tom Gutow (right) will coach the George Stevens Academy sailing team this year. In Castine last week, he helped some young sailors rig a 420 dinghy before launching.—STEPHEN RAPPAPORTThe Eagles are scheduled to sail in their first regatta of the season on Wednesday, April 8, against the Mount Desert Island High School Trojans. The regatta is scheduled for Southwest Harbor, MDI’s home port.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGSA and MDI both sail 420 class dinghies. The fiberglass centerboard sloops are 13 feet 9 inches long, weigh 230 pounds, fly 110 square feet of sail and carry a crew of two. Designed as a trainer for a larger class of Olympic sailboat, the 420 is one of the most popular one-design dinghies used by collegiate and secondary school fleets.GSA and MDI are both scheduled to participate in about a dozen regattas before the end of May. For complete story, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Bio Latest Posts Ask Nicole: What do I do about ignorant Internet commenters? – April 21, 2015
By Richard MartinBARCELONA (Reuters) – Lionel Messi became the first man to score 400 La Liga goals as Barcelona eased to a 3-0 win at home to Eibar on Sunday which kept the Catalans five points clear at the top of the standings at the halfway point of the season.Luis Suarez, who scored twice, helped tee up Messi’s landmark goal, which came in the 53rd minute of the Argentine’s 435th league appearance for Barca and saw the league’s top scorer increase his tally to 17 goals in 17 games this campaign.“His numbers are stratospheric, they are incredible, but it’s not just the goals, it’s everything else he does too,” said Barca coach Ernesto Valverde, in praise of his talismanic forward.Suarez had given Barca the lead in the 19th minute by completing a superb team move involving Messi and his former Liverpool team mate Philippe Coutinho, who returned to the starting line up for the first time in four league games. The Uruguayan again combined with Coutinho to set up the historic goal for Messi, who produced a typical low shot into bottom corner after the lay off from Suarez.It was another remarkable milestone for Messi, who has been the league’s leading scorer since 2014, with Cristiano Ronaldo next on the list with 311 goals. Eibar had been stubborn opponents in the first half but began to cave in after the interval, with Suarez striking again six minutes later, converting from a tight angle with the aid of a deflection off a visiting defender.Barca, under pressure to win after Atletico Madrid had briefly reduced the gap to two points by beating Levante 1-0 earlier on Sunday, moved on to 43 points after 19 games. Atletico are second on 38, while Sevilla are third on 33 after losing 2-0 to Athletic Bilbao. Suarez’s goals took him on to 14 league strikes for the season and means he and close friend Messi have scored a remarkable 31 times between them this season — more than the total goal tallies of 17 teams in the league.“Eibar are a very competitive team, they made it hard for us to create chances but we also knew that we could overwhelm them in attack and that’s what we did eventually. Once we scored, the game opened up for us” said Suarez.The Uruguayan also heaped praise on Messi on yet another momentous night for the Argentine.“Obviously, we have to be very proud of Messi because every week he demonstrates how good he is and continues to make history with the club,” he said.