first_img Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleLobo athletes listed to ASC All-Conference TeamNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: May 12, 2021 Ruth Campbell WhatsApp By Ruth Campbell – May 12, 2021 EducationECISD Bueno named to new leadership role Facebook Pinterest San Jacinto Elementary School Principal Erin Bueno was named an executive director of leadership for Ector County ISD at a recent board workshop.Bueno will start July 1 and replace Andrea Martin who is retiring. After an executive session, the board voted for the appointment unanimously with Board Secretary Steve Brown and Vice President Tammy Hawkins making the motion and seconding it, respectively, at Tuesday’s meeting. “It’s an honor to be given this opportunity to serve the staff and students in ECISD,” Bueno said after the meeting.The board recap said Bueno spent the past three years as the principal of San Jacinto Elementary School, and before that she was the assistant principal there for four years. She helped lead San Jacinto from an Improvement Required campus that was reconstituted to a grade of “B” from the Texas Education Agency. She also served five years in instructional coaching.  Superintendent Scott Muri announced that the district would be nominating the board for the Texas School Board of the Year award.“Even if we don’t win, it’s an honor,” President Delma Abalos said.ECISD Board President Delma Abalos is sworn in by District Judge James Rush before the start of the board of trustees meeting Tuesday evening. (Courtesy Photo)Over the next several weeks, Muri said, they will be gathering information from board members.“You deserve it,” Muri said. “You don’t often have boards that are this collaborative that allow us to do good work.”On standard attire for Burnet Elementary School, the board had questions about the process, so Muri said the item will be brought back for the regular board meeting next Tuesday.Board members who were up for election May 1 were sworn in Tuesday.Running unopposed were Brown, Abalos and Nelson Minyard. Chris Stanley won out over challenger Jesse Christesson.In the public comment part of the meeting, Javier Ruiz, president of Ector County Texas State Teachers Association, congratulated Stanley on his re-election to the school board. He also talked about the proposed raises for employees, federal stimulus money for public school districts and plans to use those federal dollars to improve student achievement.  Ruiz said he wanted his organization to have a voice in that planning. In his opening remarks, Muri gave trustees a brief update on some of the academic progress made this year. Looking at MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) assessments from the spring semester, district-wide scores show the median growth percentile to be a 52 overall; a 57 in math; and a 47 in reading, the board recap said.He explained that the 50th percentile represents average growth during an average school experience. Approaching 60 is remarkable. Of course, he added, this was not an average year. Broken down in more detail, the recap said data shows many ECISD students grew more in the second semester than they did in the first semester, which is the opposite of typical trends. He said there is much cause for celebration, yet, still a lot of work to do to ensure students have an excellence educational experience every day.>> Trustees received a report from the Transportation Department. A staff of more than 150 operates and maintains a fleet of 185 buses and 10 SUVs used for student and staff travel. Using money approved by voters in the 2018 Tax Ratification Election, the department has purchased 29 new buses and has leased-to-own another 30, putting 59 new buses in rotation since the TRE, the recap said. ECISD buses travel more than 1.5 million miles each year just running routes to and from school (6,200 students); another 300,000 are covered for extra-curricular activities; and the District spends about $670,000 for fuel each year. This year, due to COVID, the number of passengers on buses has been limited, and the District increased bus sanitizing and hand sanitizing for all riders.The department is recommending the addition of Live GPS on buses to help with routing and with safety. If adopted, the GPS app would allow parents to confirm their child is on the bus, and to be able to track the bus as it moves through town. Adding WiFi to trip buses is another project the department would like to pursue in the future, the recap said.>> The board also heard a report on the improvement plans for Nimitz Middle School. Nimitz was rated “Met Standard” by the state until receiving a “D” rating in 2018-19. Because of the pandemic, accountability ratings have been suspended since then. Showing end-of-year MAP data (student benchmark tests given three times per year), Nimitz students showed growth beyond expectations in both math and English Language Arts in sixth, seventh and eighth grade. The use of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), professional development for school leaders, and the use of the Opportunity Culture model are ways Nimitz is growing professionally and improving its work for students, the recap said.>> In his legislative update, Muri told trustees there is a process involved in applying for ESSER 3 funds ($55.9 million for ECISD) and ECISD has started it. He added there is still no word on ESSER 2 money, though it is evident that some of the money is being built into proposed bills. Muri said he would not be surprised if a final decision is not made during this legislative session. He added, HB 4545 was voted down, and he felt that was good because it contained a lot of restrictions on local decision-making, and new accountability discussions could mean “look back” consequences for schools who were rated a D or F as far back as 2015, the recap said.    Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgSuper Eagles striker Aaron Samuel was the star of the show for CSKA Moscow in the Moscow derby against home side Lokomotiv. The tall striker netted the equaliser for his team in a 1-1 draw on Saturday.The game that had three Nigerians starting for their clubs; Ezekiel Henty was on from the start for Lokomotiv Moscow while Samuel and Super Eagles winger Ahmed Musa were also on from the beginning for CSKA.Croatia defender Vedran Corluka put Lokomotiv ahead in the 22nd minute of the game as the Red and Greens looked to get one over their bitter rivals. Despite having chances in the first half, CSKA Moscow could not draw level as the first half finished with the home side going into the break with the lead. It looked like Lokomotiv Moscow would bag the full points until Samuel popped up with six minutes remaining on the clock to score the equaliser for CSKA. All three Nigerian players lasted the entire duration of the game.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_img Richard Thorp – FSB TechSeeking to strengthen its compliance operating frameworks and procedures, sports betting platform provider FSB Tech has recruited SMP eGaming to develop its specific ‘Compliance Academy’ training program.Specialists in multi-jurisdictional licensing, regulatory auditing and AML frameworks, SMP will develop a Compliance Academy program for FSB fulfilling the demands, provisions and requisites of operating an effective and compliant online betting platform.Updating stakeholders, Richard Thorp, Business Development Director at FSB, backed the initiative, detailing that it would strengthen FSB industry position as the firm expands its global footprint on four continents:“The SMP Compliance Academy is an essential tool for professionals throughout the gaming industry and reflects an acute awareness of the growing need to stay fully informed of regulatory and compliance requirements.“The platform allows us to apply a risk-based approach to our training via its powerful analytical tools. The team at SMP eGaming clearly has a depth of industry knowledge and this alliance will be of great benefit to all.”FSB becomes the latest industry incumbent, to develop a compliance training program with Isle of man based SMP eGaming.Facing a tougher UK regulatory environment, this October UK legacy bookmaker Betfred confirmed that it had recruited SMP eGaming to develop its unique ‘compliance academy’ focused on delivering staff training across all levels of management.Ted Pepper – SMP eGamingBacking FSB as a new partner, Ted Pepper, Director of SMP eGaming, said: “FSB is an ideal partner for us and has a superb reputation in the industry, we look forward to working with FSB to deliver best-in-class compliance training for their staff, via our bespoke Learning Management Software.“Our Compliance Academy provides a comprehensive compliance and regulatory training platform which meets the requirements of regulators and satisfies organisations’ wider compliance training needs for those operating within the licensed gaming sector.“We are delighted to team up with a respected name in the gaming industry and it’s a further strong endorsement of the work being undertaken by the Academy and the services we provide.” Share Related Articles Share Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Luke Campbell, Champion Sports: Modular thinking most play the lead role in sportsbook migrations August 26, 2020 Betfred extends World Snooker Championship deal until 2022 August 17, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Zidane tells Man Utd: Don’t call meby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has no interest in talks with Manchester United.Zidane is among the favourites for the United post after yesterday’s dismissal of Jose Mourinho.However, Sport says Zidane has no interest in the job – particularly in midseason. The Frenchman is enjoying his time out of the game as he tours the world for sponsors.Interestingly, it’s suggested Zidane hasn’t ruled out returning to Real in the future.Meanwhile, Molde coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to be confirmed United caretaker manager today. last_img

first_imgThis month, Helen Woodward Animal Center will once again unite with animal welfare proponents and organizations worldwide for the 5th Annual Remember Me Thursday.Honored on the fourth Thursday of September, the campaign asks pet lovers and animal rescue groups to create an unstoppable, integrated voice advocating for homeless pets to live in forever homes, not die waiting for them. Grassroots candle-lighting ceremonies and a global avalanche of social media buzz will shine a light on the millions of animals still awaiting adoption and encourage communities to opt to adopt and reduce the millions of homeless pets euthanized each year. As in previous years, some very big names are stepping forward to lend their support to the cause, including TONY and EMMY Award-winning actress, Kristin Chenoweth, who has been named the 2017 Official Spokesperson for the campaign. Helen Woodward Animal Center encourages the world to join with these philanthropic celebrities and to be a part of this very special day, Thursday, September 28th, 2017.As the campaign’s 2017 Official Spokesperson, Kristin Chenoweth is a TONY and EMMY Award-winning actress with credits across stage (“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”, “Wicked”, “On the Twentieth Century”), film (“Rio 2”) and television (“The West Wing”, “Pushing Daisies”, “Glee”, “Descendants” and “American Gods”). She recently co-starred in “Hairspray” for NBC and her newest album “The Art of Elegance” was released in September 2016. Kristin received a coveted star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Live Performance, Stage/Theatre in 2015. Kristin’s upcoming projects include Lionsgate/Hasbro’s “My Little Pony: The Movie” as well as the animated film “The Star.” She is also a new Mamma to her rescue Miss Thunder Boom Boom Chenoweth, affectionately known as Thunder Pup, who is a (bigger than expected) bundle of unconditional love, laughter and fluff.Chenoweth’s spokesperson-status is particularly meaningful to Helen Woodward Animal Center, as her support for Remember Me Thursday began in its inaugural year.Regarding her love of animals, Chenoweth stated: “On August 27th of last year, my beloved Maltese, Madeline Kahn Chenoweth went to Heaven. Though I still miss her so, I am grateful for all the happiness we shared. She was pure, unconditional love. The pain of losing her was worth it. Please take a moment and remember all of the sweet shelter pets just waiting for their opportunity to warm your heart on Remember Me Thursday.”Chenoweth leads an impressive list of celebrity supporters also aligning themselves with Remember Me Thursday. Notable personalities, professional athletes, pet behaviorists and social media pet stars have signed on as “luminaries,” committing to share their thoughts on pet adoption in videos and via their social media accounts throughout the campaign. At press time, 60+ influential luminaries have joined the cause, including:Notable Film, TV and Stage Personalities: Alexander Jean, Andie MacDowell, Ashley Bell, Ashley Roberts, Bellamy Young, Beth Stern, Bonnie-Jill Laflin, Carrie Ann Inaba (2015 Official Spokesperson), Christian Siriano, Coco Austin, Courtney Lopez, Diane Keaton, Elaine Hendrix, Eric Paslay, Eric Roberts, Holly Madison, Ian Somerhalder & Nikki Reed, Katherine Heigl (2014 Official Spokesperson), Kathy Najimy, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Lou Wegner, Mark Steines, Pauley Perrette (2016 Official Spokesperson), Stephen Kramer Glickman, Wil Wheaton and Wynonna Judd.International Celebrity: Gilberto Santa Rosa.Professional Athletes: David Backes (Boston Bruins), Bryan Bickell (Chicago Blackhawks), Mark Buehrle, Jeff Carter (LA Kings), Liam Hendriks (Oakland A’s), Kevin Kiermaier (Tampa Bay Rays), Anze Kopitar (LA Kings), Joey Logano (NASCAR), Evan Longoria (Tampa Bay Rays), Jake Muzzin (LA Kings), Ryan Newman (NASCAR), and Marc Rzepczynski (Seattle Mariners).Animal Specialty Celebrities: Dr. Marty Becker, Wendy Diamond, Jackson Galaxy, Tamar Geller, Jill Rappaport, Hannah Shaw, and Victoria Stilwell.Animal Celebrities: Alien Cat Matilda, Choupette Lagerfeld, Cole and Marmalade, Justin Fire Survivor, Lil BUB, Monty Boy, My Cat Kyle, Nala Cat, Norbert, Paddington, Pumpkin the Raccoon, Purrminators, Sauerkraut Kitty, Tango, Tuna, Vito Vincent, and Worried Cat.Remember Me Thursday was established in 2013 by Helen Woodward Animal Center President and CEO Mike Arms. Moved by the staggering statistic of the 2.7 million homeless pets who lose their lives each year in the U.S., Arms put out a call to rescue organizations in an attempt to create a global awareness campaign. As creator of the International Pet Adoptathon and the International Home 4 the Holidays program (placing over 13 million pets in homes since 1999), he was able to send out an expansive request and the response was significant.Now in its fifth year, Remember Me Thursday has been supported by 180 countries with hundreds of thousands of individuals and more than 700 separate animal welfare organizations around the globe holding candle-lighting ceremonies of their own, spreading the message on social media, or lighting a virtual candle. The enormous swell of celebrity support has resulted in the topic trending each year on both Facebook and Twitter, garnering more than 865 million social media impressions since its start.To be a part of the 2017 Remember Me Thursday campaign, individuals and animal welfare organizations are encouraged to get the entire world talking about pet adoption on Thursday, September 28th, by tweeting, tagging, posting and sharing the beauty and life-saving significance of pet adoption using the hashtags #RememberTheRescue and #RememberMeThursday. Animal-lovers can win life-saving funds, toys and food for adoptable pets looking for forever families at their favorite non-profit, pet adoption organization. To enter the Remember Me Thursday Social Media Contest, simply upload your rescue pet’s photo and story to the #RememberTheRescue Photo Wall for a chance to win!For more information on Remember Me Thursday and a full list of participating celebrities and animal welfare organizations, go to read more

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Pictures of mice lounging around an anti-rodent device designed to make them flee were cited by a judge who let a class-action lawsuit proceed Wednesday against a company that sells and markets them.“It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words,” U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III wrote above three pictures depicting mice near and, in one case, resting on top of the device. “And, in this case, three photographs from a study conducted by plaintiffs’ expert are worth even more.”Then he noted that lawyers had submitted over 42,000 words to try to convince him how to rule.“As the photographs show, mice can apparently relax comfortably under a Repeller and even appear to be so drawn in by its siren song that one would scale a wall just to snooze on it,” Pauley said, citing a photograph of a mouse, it’s tail dangling beneath it, climbing up a wall to the device.The 2015 lawsuit was filed by women in Palm Desert, California, and Woodville, Texas. They sought unspecified damages and wanted the lawsuit to represent others who had purchased over 2.4 million devices.They said they bought Bell + Howell Ultrasonic Pest Repellers based on advertising that claimed the devices were “fast and effective” to repel “mice, rats, roaches, spiders, and ants” and “Drive Pests Out.”They sued in Manhattan federal court after concluding the devices, which plug into an electrical outlet, were ineffective, naming as defendants the New York-based BHH, LLC., which does business as Bell + Howell and Van Hauser LLC.In ruling, Pauley noted that some packaging for the devices includes a disclaimer that says ultrasonic signals will lose intensity as it travels and that it can be absorbed by soft objects such as carpeting and is reflected by hard surfaces such as furniture.“But whether this disclaimer puts consumers on notice is a jury question,” Pauley said. He added that a jury could decide if the devices are completely ineffective and falsely marketed.Attorney Adam H. McCabe, representing the companies, said Pauley’s ruling on the request to dismiss the lawsuit without a trial was disappointing.“Our client stands by its product and the product’s effectiveness,” he said. “Numerous scientists and laboratory testing of ultrasonic pest repellers confirm their effectiveness. It’s unfortunate that the photo, taken by plaintiffs’ paid experts in a staged and unverifiable setting, was included in the Order.”Pauley said the company might have been on notice that ultrasonic repellers were generally ineffective based on warning letters the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Enforcement sent to 60 manufacturers and retailers of ultrasonic pest-control devices, saying claims about the products had to be supported by scientific evidence.He noted that the plaintiffs also had cited “a cavalcade of studies” published before 2011 that they said proved the devices were generally ineffective.last_img read more

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,090.27, down 10.67 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down seven cents, or 0.85 per cent, to $8.12 on 17.4 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Healthcare. Down 98 cents, or 4.59 per cent, to $20.37 on 17.1 million shares.HEXO Corp. (TSX:HEXO). Healthcare. Down seven cents, or 0.99 per cent, to $7.03 on 15 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Energy. Down one cent, or 0.28 per cent, to $3.53 on 9.5 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up 26 cents, or 6.06 per cent, to $4.55 on 8.5 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Energy. Up 10 cents, or 0.86 per cent, to $11.71 on 7.1 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Tahoe Resources Inc. (TSX:THO). Base metals. Up 34 cents, or 9.9 per cent to $3.76 on 3.9 million shares traded. The miner restarted its La Arena gold mine in Peru following an agreement to end a protest and begin a formal dialogue to resolve complaints raised by members of the community of La Ramada. Work at the mine had been suspended for eight days starting on Aug. 30 due to protests by an estimated 80 to 100 people from La Ramada.Hydro One Ltd. (TSX:H). Utilities. Up 32 cents or 1.68 per cent to $19.39 on 671,000 shares traded. The Ontario electricity distributor named former CIBC executive Tom Woods as its permanent chairman after serving in the role on an interim basis since Aug. 14. He was among 10 new directors named as replacements for the company’s previous board, which resigned along with the CEO amid pressure from Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government.last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – New research shows Export Development Canada provides 12 times as much financial backing to oil and gas companies as it did to clean technology companies over the last five years.The findings by lobby group Oil Change International show that the federal government’s export financing agency provided $62 billion to oil and gas companies between 2012 and 2017, compared to the $5 billion offered to the cleantech sector.Patrick Derochie, climate and energy program manager at Environmental Defence, says Canada cannot claim to be a climate leader when it is funnelling billions of dollars to keep spewing carbon and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The United Nations World Meteorological Association says the amount of carbon and other climate-changing gases trapped in the earth’s atmosphere hit new records in 2017.The federal Liberals repeatedly say clean technology is a $26-trillion opportunity that Canada is taking advantage of but environment groups believe Canada is working against itself by spending more money to encourage pumping oil out of the ground.The report comes the day after Ottawa extended new tax credits to companies who invest in new equipment and machinery, including clean tech equipment, all while admitting that some of that investment will encourage the production of more emissions.last_img read more

first_imgLast month, the City received an application for “Starbuds,” a Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store Licence, that will be located in the Dawson Mall.Anyone wishing to voice their concerns is asked to write to:Cindy Fisher, Deputy Corporate OfficerCity of Dawson CreekP.O. Box 150, 10105 12A StreetDawson Creek, BC V1G 4G4 DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The City of Dawson Creek has received an application for a non-medical cannabis retail store.In a release, the City says a store under the proposed establishment name of “Northern Cannabis” has made an application for a Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store Licence. The location of the proposed store is at 10112 10th Street, in Dawson Creek.The City says anyone who feels that they may be affected by this application is asked to submit their written comments no later than 4:30 p.m. on December 7, 2018.last_img read more