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ANALYST VIEWS: WILL THE GULF SPILL COST LESS THAN $20BN?

first_img Share Tags: NULL whatsapp ANALYST VIEWS: WILL THE GULF SPILL COST LESS THAN $20BN? Monday 13 September 2010 8:48 pm ALEXANDRE ANDLAUER | ALPHAVILLEI believe that costs would hardly reach $20bn, even I integrated this amount in my model to be conservative on such events ?– $15bn could be more realistic. The Obama government will probably use this disaster to give a strong signal to other oil majors.MARK PRIEST | ETX CAPITALThe $20bn figure for the total costs is realistic but whether BP will take responsibility for all of that is a different story. It does seem to be sharing the blame and if it can share the blame then perhaps it will try to share the costs.GEORGE GODBER | CHARLES STANLEYAs it stands, BP’s estimates are realistic based on what it has already spent. However, we are still a long way off any certainty on the financial impact because we still don’t know whether there will be any criminal charges related to the spill. center_img More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoPeople-TodayWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This PhotoPeople-TodayUndo whatsapplast_img read more

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Better Collective targets unchanged despite sports shutdown

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Better Collective targets unchanged despite sports shutdown Topics: Casino & games Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Casino & games Better Collective has said its financial targets remain unchanged despite ongoing postponements throughout the world of sport. Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img 17th March 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Tags: Online Gambling Better Collective has said its financial targets remain unchanged despite ongoing postponements and cancellations throughout the world of sport.The affiliate business said that as of mid-March, its business “has shown strong performance and has not been notably affected by postponements of sports events caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.”“The Covid-19 has in many instances created an unprecedented situation for societies across the world,” Jesper Søgaard, chief executive of Better Collective, said. “Just as many other companies, Better Collective will expectedly also be affected by the Covid-19, especially following the postponement of major sports events such as Euro 2020.“Nothing is more important than the health and safety of people and we look forward to the return of the sports we all enjoy, including a safe and exciting EURO 2021. Though visibility is currently limited, we stay optimistic that normal sports betting activity levels will be restored why our guidance remains unchanged.”Although it acknowledged that these cancellations would lead to reduced sports betting activity to around half of normal levels, it noted that the esports betting and casino verticals remain unaffected and said that it’s business model and “strong balance sheet” allow it to be flexible enough to cope with the crisis.The business’s revenue for February 2020 came to €6.9m (£6.3m/$7.6m), up 27% year-on-year, with player activity at an all-time high, while revenue for the first two months of the year came to €14.1m, up 37% year-on-year.However, with the postponement of almost all major sporting events in the first half of 2020, Better Collective said it expects that some of the revenue which it would normally collect will either be lost or postponed until later in 2020 or until 2021.“Based upon the current activity level, Better Collective estimates that the postponement of EURO 2020 will imply an isolated revenue postponement of €2m-4m from 2020 to 2021, whereas other cancellations/postponements may have a similar negative effect, in particular in the US, where the business is mostly exposed to the major sports leagues,” the business said.However, it anticipates that lower costs will offset some of the reduced revenue, allowing earnings guidances to stay at the same level.The business added that its flexibility as an online, revenue-share-based business means it does not expect the effect of lost sports betting revenue to be too severe.“Better Collective operates in an online business that allows for a high degree of flexibility as operation is highly scalable and can take place almost anywhere,” the update said. This allows the company to continue operations as usual while giving priority to the health and safety of the employees.“Furthermore, the historical business model has to a high degree been based upon revenue share, where the large databases of players continue to generate revenue as long as betting events take place, thereby providing recurring revenue. In past periods with low activity in the absence of  major sports events, there is normally still betting activity.“Therefore it can be expected that even though major sports events are not happening, there will still be betting activity.”Earlier this month, Better Collective finalised the acquisition of esports portal HLTV.org ApS in a deal worth up to €34.5m.Founded in 2002 in Denmark, HLTV.org provides news from the esports market, specialising in the CS:GO title. Users can access CS:GO match information and player and team rankings, with the website receiving more than 26.5 million visits per month.Many leading operators have lowered their earnings guidances for 2020 because of the virus. Flutter Entertainment noted that approximately 78% of its total revenue in 2019 was generated by betting on sports events and warned of a £110m revenue loss due to the virus.GVC Holdings revealed that its earnings before interest, tax, deprecation and amortisation (EBITDA) for the current year could be reduced by up to £150m because of sporting suspensions, before issuing a guidance for a further reduction of up to £25m after the suspension of UK horse racing until the end of April.William Hill, meanwhile, announced that it expects a material impact on revenue and earnings from the pandemic, and has therefore suspended its 2019 dividend to retain financial resources within the business. Email Addresslast_img read more

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Bojoko launches casino affiliate site in New Zealand

first_img Bojoko launches casino affiliate site in New Zealand Tags: Bojoko Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Bojoko’s site, which allows operators and game developers to create a listing page and players to leave ratings and reviews, launched first in the UK in 2017, with launches in Canada and New Jersey following, while Finnish-language site is also available. In the UK, it currently sees around 25,000 unique monthly visitors and has more than 28,000 members. “New Zealand is an exciting online casino market with tremendous growth potential. We believe Bojoko has what it takes to become the number one affiliate site in the country by providing players with quality information and powerful tools to select the right gambling sites for them.” The affiliate said its future plans will include launches in more US jurisdictions, and Karhu said more new countries would follow in the near future. Casino affiliate Bojoko has launched in New Zealand, as part of plans to expand internationally. Affiliates 2nd February 2021 | By Daniel O’Boylecenter_img Email Address Regions: Oceania New Zealand Topics: Casino & games Marketing & affiliates Online casino Affiliates AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter  “We are delighted to have launched Bojoko in New Zealand and to provide players with a place to browse reputable online casino brands and select those that meet their own likes and preferences,” Bojoko chief business officer Joonas Karhu said.  The affiliate said its New Zealand site would be based on the “same approach to responsible gambling and compliance that has been fundamental to the success it has enjoyed in the UK market”. This includes search tools based on levels of player protection and the tools available to keep players safe. “Our New Zealand debut forms part of wider plans to enter more international markets this year having firmly established Bojoko as one of the top casino affiliates in the UK market, with additional market launches due in the coming months,” he said.last_img read more

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PG Industries Zimbabwe Limited (PGIN.zw) 2002 Annual Report

first_imgPG Industries Zimbabwe Limited (PGIN.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2002 annual report.For more information about PG Industries Zimbabwe Limited (PGIN.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the PG Industries Zimbabwe Limited (PGIN.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: PG Industries Zimbabwe Limited (PGIN.zw)  2002 annual report.Company ProfilePG Industries (Zimbabwe) Limited manufactures and sells a range of products through three subsidiaries; PG Merchandising, Zimtile and PG Glass. Its merchandising division has expanded over the years to include timber boards, hardware, plumbing, and wood and glass value-added products. Zimtile is the leading manufacturer of quality concrete roof tiles in Zimbabwe, aswell as pavers and bricks. PG Glass manufactures and markets glass installation solutions for residential and commercial building projects, and offers a repair, replacement and installation service to the automotive industry. PG Industries (Zimbabwe) Ltd. has an international footprint; exporting its products to Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and the DRC. Established in 1948 the company was recently acquired by a Mauritius-based company, Dewei Investments. PG Industries is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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BreakShuttle offers students trips to Texas cities for academic breaks

first_imgFacebook Grace Amiss is a senior journalism major and managing editor for TCU360. When she is not reporting she is most likely raving about her golden retriever or taking a spin class. Grace is currently writing about student life at TCU, so feel free to drop her a line if you come across a story you feel is worth sharing! Previous articleThe Leap: Staff predicts 90th Academy Awards momentsNext articleHoroscope: March 3, 2018 Grace Amiss RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts ReddIt Facebook Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ Grace Amiss Linkedin ReddIt Revamped enrollment process confuses some students printGetting home for the holidays on a college budget just got a whole lot easier.Beginning in the spring of 2018, BreakShuttle, a shuttle transportation company, will be providing direct trips during academic breaks from TCU’s campus to Houston, Austin and San Antonio.Ticket prices start at $63 and are nicknamed “the early bird discount.” The most expensive ticket offered is “the last minute,” which costs $79. Prices are determined by the date you leave and are the same no matter the destination.Bus routesVenngage InfographicsAll tickets are for one-way travel. Round-trip travel requires buying two different tickets, but the cost is the same as mentioned above.Since 2012, BreakShuttle has contracted with charter companies to offer transportation to college students during breaks and currently offers rides for 20 universities.  They added TCU to their repertoire after several parents and students reached out to their company asking that they consider adding service to TCU, according to the director of BreakShuttle, Jon McBride.BreakShuttle contracts fully insured and reputable charter companies to run the trips. Unlike commercial providers like Greyhound, their routes offer direct service – meaning they take the same amount of time as traveling by car.“There is a lot of need for a service like ours in Texas,” McBride said. “For TCU students, getting a bus to Houston or Austin or San Antonio usually means having to go to Dallas first. With our service, we take students directly from campus and we don’t make a bunch of stops along the way.”Cameron Dorman, a sophomore nursing major and native of Houston, said she would consider taking the ShuttleBus to save money. “I usually drive my car home, but it would be nice to sleep for four hours instead of driving,” Dorman said. “I get out of class late on Thursday so I am going to have to be driving through the night, something I could avoid if I took the bus.”Tickets are available to be purchased through the BreakShuttle site. From there, the buyer will be sent a confirmation email which functions as the ticket to board the shuttle.Although BreakShuttle does not offer refunds, the company allows customers to sell their tickets to other people. All they ask is for the original buyer to notify them so that they can update their passenger list.For more information, you can reach call 855-620-1924 or email [email protected] Twitter TCU cancels offer to trade tickets for canned food Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Language barriers remain in TCU’s alert system Linkedin Flu activity remains high in Texas Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Photo courtesy of AP images Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/last_img read more

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Pasadena Unified Knocks on Doors Looking for Absent Students

first_imgTOP STORY Pasadena Unified Knocks on Doors Looking for Absent Students District Also Announces Efforts to Boost Student Attendance and a New Twilight School for At-Risk Students From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | 1:06 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Students who have not yet been to school for the 2013-2014 school year will have visitors Wednesday, Sept. 18 as part of the Pasadena Unified School District  “I’m In!” school attendance campaign.Volunteers and staff from Pasadena Unified and the city of Pasadena will visit homes across the district to find students who have been chronically absent since August or have not returned to school this academic year to counter the immediate and long-term effects of chronic absenteeism.During the Sept. 18 student recovery day, volunteers will target absent students at all grade levels to determine whether they left the district and enrolled at another school or if they have family, social, or economic issues that prevent them from attending school.Counselors and staff will offer on the spot help and support to bring them back to school to complete their education.“Our schools are working at an accelerated pace and a single day of missed instruction can adversely affect the student’s academic progress,” said PUSD Superintendent Jon R. Gundry. “Immediate action is necessary because research tells us that missing or skipping school occasionally in the early grades can easily become a habit that put students on track to drop out of school.”Student attendance is also important to the district’s financial bottom line. Schools are funded based on Average Daily Attendance (ADA), meaning that if a child does not show up for at least part of the academic day, the school loses the daily funding allocated for that student. A one percent increase in the district’s annual attendance rate would mean an extra $888,000 in funding from the state for PUSD schools.The “I’m In!” campaign is part of an overall district strategy to monitor and prevent excessive absences by students at all grade levels as well as provide options to students who would drop out of school because of the inability to attend school during the traditional academic day.In October, PUSD will begin using Attention to Attendance (A2A), a program that links with the district’s student information system to monitor absences and automatically generate and mail letters to parents/guardians when students are truant three times, more than 30 minutes late to school or class, or have excessive excused and unexcused absences. A2A will also allow schools to document interventions and develop solutions in partnership between the student, family and local resources.In addition to letters being sent to the home, PUSD will be calling the homes of students who are not at school in both the midmorning and in the evening to notify parents that their child was not in school. These automated messages from School Messenger, the districts’ parental notification service, are designed to ensure that the school and parents/guardians are on the same page when it comes to the daily whereabouts of students.On Sept. 23, PUSD’s Twilight school will open its doors, providing several different programs for Pasadena area students. Among the options are classes for students who are not on track to graduate or those who need to remediate D and F grades for college readiness; diploma options for older students who would benefit from a non-traditional school schedule to meet requirements for graduation and ease the transition to community college; and a GED program for adult students who wish to earn their diploma.Twilight school hours are from 4 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. and classes will initially be held at Rose City High School. The credit classes will use blended instruction where students will receive both direct and online instruction. Career development and English language development classes will also be offered. Interested individuals that are not currently attending a PUSD school should contact Jack Loos at (626) 396-5883 or [email protected] to enroll. 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Chauncey Bowers Releases ‘Rumors Of Reason’

first_imgNightlife Chauncey Bowers Releases ‘Rumors Of Reason’ Eclectic Singer/Songwriter To Appear at Coffee Gallery Backstage, June 26, 8:00 p.m. From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, June 16, 2014 | 6:05 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Community News 112 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News There’s a demon in the streets this evening, all dressed up in human skin; You can hear him growling, that’s the way he likes to call to a friend; You can lock your doors, you can bar your windows, but it’s your appetite that lets him in…–“Demon”Metaphysical ghouls, addicts, Adam & Eve, lovers, madmen and animated musical instruments … these are the characters that people Chauncey Bowers’ debut album, Rumors of Reason. His songs make listeners think, and feel, and laugh — but the laughter has bite. It startles and awakens, and makes one wonder, “Who is this guy?”Like his songwriting heroes Randy Newman and John Prine, Bowers is fascinated by the darker vagaries of human nature. These fifteen tracks showcase his penchant for guiding listeners through bizarre everyday episodes. Take, for example, “Something to Cry About,” and its murderous protagonist: “You hear something funny but it’s all in your head/ … If those voices stop talking/ Does that mean you’re dead?” Or the folk-rock groove of “God Bless Your Children” that lulls with a false sense of comfort as its aging protagonist vows: “I believe in the raging righteous/ And I believe there’s love in soldiers and whores.” Or the cartoon humor of “Stray Trombone,” in which a low-rent thief tries selling a tall tale to cops while bluesy riffs suggest Jessica Rabbit might slink around the corner.Transforming a basic observation of physical fact into poetic humor is typical of Bowers’ songwriting skill. “It’s funny how songs happen,” he says. “I’m in control for maybe the first half of a song, and then I’m just trying to finish the song without thinking too much about what I meant to do. It doesn’t sound authentic if you’re just trying to cram in what you wanted it to be.”“It’s like exploring. Even if you’re putting this up as another person, you’re still finding images in yourself. You go in, see what’s there, come out and report back. Sometimes you find your inner child, sometimes you find your inner psychopath. Either way, you report.”His meticulous test-and-question approach reflects his past work as a research scientist. His songs probe and examine subjects from unexpected angles, contemplating their inherent properties. But they’re also informed by the earthy wit of the Allman Brothers-loving Georgia boy who apprenticed to a shady repo man, before he left the South’s dualistic culture for the bohemian enclave of Cambridge.Flash forward to 2009, when he found himself stepping away from his job and remembering how much he loved writing songs and playing guitar. After much encouragement from new friends and fans in the Los Angeles songwriting community, he recorded and released Rumors of Reason.“If you think about theory too much when you’re writing, you lose this thing you’re trying to get in the first place. “Someone asked Einstein (perhaps this is apocryphal) — ‘Is it true you could express Beethoven’s Fifth as a series of wave equations?’ He said, `Yeah, but why would you?’”Bowers will appear at Coffee Gallery Backstage on Thursday, June 26 at 8:00pm. Opening the show will be Wicked Saints. Address is 2029 N. Lake Ave. Altadena. Reservations are recommended. More information at http://coffeegallery.com or by calling the venue at (626) 798-6236. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img
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Blair High and Middle School and John Muir High School Achieve ‘Model’ Status From the National Academy Foundation

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment More Cool Stuff Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDoes Giving Ultimatums In A Relationship Ever Work Out?HerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Education Blair High and Middle School and John Muir High School Achieve ‘Model’ Status From the National Academy Foundation From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, May 9, 2016 | 7:36 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Two schools under the Pasadena Unified School District have been designated as “model” and “distinguished” schools by the National Academy Foundation (NAF) because of their outstanding career academies that prepare high school students for higher education.The status conferred on Blair High and Middle School’s Health Careers Academy and John Muir High School’s Engineering and Environmental Sciences Academy are the highest that can be obtained through the NAF certification process, according to PUSD assistant superintendent for secondary education Marisa Sarian.“The reason we’re so excited is because these two academies were already certified,” Sarian says. “When you reach certification, it means that you are meeting the criteria for a high-quality pathway. But these two have reached the model status, which is the highest standard. And we’re really proud of the two academies that have reached that status.”The NAF issues the certification through an online system designed to assess college and career readiness among students using a multi-method approach. Student performance is measured not only through end-of-course exams, but also through culminating projects and internships.With a successful completion of NAF certification, students coming from certified schools become eligible for NAFTrack Certified Hiring, a program where several of America’s top companies commit to give special consideration to college students and eventual job applicants when they hire employees.“NAF is working with some major corporations who are looking for ways to actually certify our students so that they will have priority over others when they interview to maybe hired at a higher salary, if they are from a NAF-certified academy and meet the criteria,” says Sarian. “This is a whole different way of the business community engaging and assessing our students, so it’s very exciting.”On its website, the NAF says their certification process helps students make the connection between their high school coursework and their futures, reflect on their own learning in order to set goals for continuous improvement, gain proficiency in taking online assessments, and demonstrate the hard and soft skills they develop throughout their academy experience.Sarian explained further that the career academies at Blair and John Muir are just some of the ten college and career academies in PUSD high schools.“Approximately 44 percent of our high school students are on one of these ten academies,” says Sarian. “Some of our campuses like John Muir are wall to wall so every student is in one of the three academies at Muir. At Blair and PHS, we have three academies at PHS and one at Blair and not everyone is in an academy. And Marshall Fundamental just started an academy. They’re in their second year, so we only have 9th and 10th graders. And our alternative ed sites, Rose City and CIS have their own career exploration options academy.”NAF reviewed a total of 716 academies in 36 states in this recent certification process. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Weather: A quiet week to welcome spring

first_img Brian Crandall reports on housing and development for the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached at [email protected] More by Brian Crandall Your weather news is made possible with support from: Wednesday night through Friday is looking rather unsettled as a cold front swings through the region from the northwest. While the front doesn’t appear to be particularly strong, it should make for some cloudy, showery conditions late in the work week. Wednesday night will see increasing clouds, the development of some scattered rain showers, and lows in the upper 30s.For Thursday, you’ll want an umbrella as cloudy skies and scattered rain showers are expected throughout the day. Temperatures will make into the upper 40s to around 50 °F. The showers will continue into the night Thursday as the front pushes east of Ithaca, with some snow showers mixing in after midnight. Lows will be in the low 30s.Friday will see an invigorated northwest breeze behind the front, and temperatures will be somewhat cooler but still seasonable, with highs in the mid 40s and partly cloudy skies. Some lingering snow showers are possible in the morning, transitioning back over to rain as the precipitation tapers off. Friday night will be dry, with partly cloudy skies clearing out as the night progresses, and lows in the mid 20s.The weekend is looking pleasant for early spring standards, with high pressure firmly in control. Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high in the mid 40s, Saturday night is expected to be mostly clear or clear skies with a low in the low 30s, and Sunday is looking quite a bit warmer as the high shifts wast, with temperatures in the upper 50s and perhaps even the low 60s if the warm southerly flow really gets cranking.Graphic courtesy of the NOAA Climate Prediction Center.Extended OutlookFor those looking forward to some mild weather, the end of the month is looking good. According to the NOAA Climate Prediction Center, persistent ridge in the jet stream will create modestly warmer-than-normal conditions to close out March. As the maximum amplitude of the ridge shifts somewhat eastward by the end in the month, drier than usual conditions next week will likely transition to a wetter period for the start of April. Meanwhile, under the influence of a trough in the jet stream, the west coast will be cooler than usual, with a thorough drenching for California. IT’s not such a bad thing if it keeps the wildfires at bay, Brian Crandall ITHACA, N.Y. — Astronomically speaking, the commencement of spring will be this Wednesday the 20th at 5:58 PM. Meteorologically speaking, we’ve had our first taste of spring sun and warmth, and it looks like a second helping will be on its way by the end of next weekend.Graphic courtesy of NWS Binghamton.Your Weekly WeatherWe’ll be starting off this week with generally quiet conditions. A weak disturbance in the mid-levels of the atmosphere will pass through the region Sunday night into Monday, but with a lack of atmopsheric instability and moisture, its impacts will be fairly limited to some additional cloud cover and a few isolated rain and snow showers.For your Sunday night, temperatures will settle into the low 20s in Ithaca and the upper teens in outlying areas, with mostly cloudy skies and calm winds. Monday will see mostly cloudy skies, and a light, isolated rain or snow showers is possible (no significant accumulations expected), but generally it will be dry with temperatures topping out in the upper 30s. Monday night will see decreasing clouds, a light northwest wind, and temperatures settling into the low 20s to around 20 °F.A large and strong area of high pressure will be approaching from the Midwest as we head into Tuesday, and with that will come plenty of sunshine, though temperatures will remain a few degrees below normal. Tuesday will be mostly sunny, with a few passing clouds and highs in the upper 30s. Tuesday night will hose mostly clear skies with a light south winds and temperatures once again settling into the low 20s to around 20 °F.By Wednesday, the core of the high pressure will have shifted east of Tompkins County, and its clockwise circulation will conjure a modest south wind that will lift the temperatures several degrees warmer. Expect partly cloudy skies Wednesday with temperatures making it into the low 50s. Tagged: spring weather, weather, weekly weather last_img read more

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Relay was made for walking: Just do it!

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Skip Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits No one needs to ask, “Why Relay?” We all know.“Everybody has been touched in some way by cancer,” said Pam Nix, co-chair of the 2011 Pike County Relay for Life campaign. “ Whether it’s your own battle that you have fought with cancer or that of a family member, friend, co-worker or neighbor, none of us have been spared the devastation of this dreadful disease. So, we all know why we Relay.”Tonight, the Pike County community will come together for the culminating event of the 2011 Pike County Relay for Life fundraising campaign at the soccer fields at the Troy Recreation Park. It will be a night of fun, fellowship, celebration, remembrance hope and rededication to fight to the finish. You Might Like Blaine Jackson King Blaine Jackson King, age 56, of Goshen, died Monday, May 2, 2011. A private family service will be held at… read more Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day A “lap” table will be set up on the track and each time a team member passes the table, he or she will pick up a bead to be added to the team’s string. “If a team has three people walking, then all three will get a bead with each lap,” Jinright said. “After the last lap, the team with the most beads will be the winner and receive a prize.”Jinright said hopes are that the competition will keep people walking and that each team will have at least one person walking at all times. Latest Storiescenter_img Email the author The theme for the 2011 Relay for Life campaign is RelayWood and “action” has been the focus word in “Lights, camera, action” as 40 Pike County Relay teams have be actively involved in raising funds in support of the American Cancer Society’s efforts to win the battles and finally the war with cancer.Taylor Jinright, Relay co-chair, said that the American Cancer Society is the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion to date. “As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have cancer will be celebrating their next birthdays,” Jinright said. “Tonight, we will be celebrating the victories over cancer everywhere but, especially, the victories of our family members, friends and neighbors and also remembering those whose battles were lost. That’s why we Relay.”The annual Relay fundraising campaign for the ACS is an actual relay event that started in 1985 when one man, Dr. Gordy Klatt, circled a track in Tacoma, Washington for 24 hours and raised $27,000 to fight cancer. “We’ve kind of gotten away from ‘relaying’ in recent years so, to encourage teams to keep walking, we’re making the laps into a competition because we want to stress the important of Relaying,” Jinright said. “We walk to honor the victories won and in memory of those whose battles were lost.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Relay was made for walking: Just do it! Published 8:03 pm Thursday, May 5, 2011last_img read more