Officials Consider Delaying Start of School in Palm Beach County

first_imgPalm Beach County School District officials are discussing a possible delay to the start of the school year, due to the coronavirus pandemic.Florida is seeing a spike in new COVID-19 infections, including 5,511 new cases that were reported on Wednesday.The district recently created a task force and also distributed a survey to parents, in an effort to determine options for reopening safely in the fall.In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a series of recommendations for schools, in order to reduce the spread of the virus. The agency noted the risk of the virus spreading increases in these situations:-Lowest Risk: Students and teachers engage in virtual-only classes, activities, and events.-More Risk: Small, in-person classes, activities, and events. Groups of students stay together and with the same teacher throughout/across school days and groups do not mix. Students remain at least 6 feet apart and do not share objects (e.g., hybrid virtual and in-person class structures, or staggered/rotated scheduling to accommodate smaller class sizes).-Highest Risk: Full sized, in-person classes, activities, and events. Students are not spaced apart, share classroom materials or supplies, and mix between classes and activities.The district is also considering three education options for when students return: full-time classroom instruction, full-time distance learning, or a hybrid model that would involve students being in the classroom two days a week and then at home for distance learning the other three days a week.Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donald Fennoy says more than 66,000 parents and guardians responded to the district survey asking them which of the three learning models they prefer.“Right now, a district data team is analyzing all those results,” Dr. Fennoy told board members. “Generally, the respondents were fairly evenly split in their back to school preferences when asked about returning to school full-time, continuing distance learning full-time, or some form of a blended model.”Officials are expected to make a final decision on the format of the 2020/21 school year on July 15.Wednesday’s discussion is a virtual meeting.last_img read more

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See goal by Andre Ayew that almost helped Swansea beat Blackburn [VIDEO]

first_imgAndre Ayew almost ended up scoring the winner for Swansea against Blackburn on Saturday just like his brother Jordan.However, his penalty was not enough for the Swans as they gave away a 94th-minute goal, as the Championship match ended 2-2.The goal was Andre Ayew’s 12th league goal in the Championship and 14th overall.Blackburn took the lead in the 25th minute when Sam Gallagher got on the end of Ryan Nyambe’s low cross to score.Rhian Brewster got the leveller, firing in a brilliant half-volley just before halftime.Three minutes after the break, Jordon Garrick was brought down in the box and the referee pointed to the spot.Andre Ayew stepped up and sent the goalkeeper the wrong way.It was his second goal in as many games after he scored in the win over Huddersfield only days earlier.it wasn’t his best goal this season but it looked for a long time like being an important one as Swansea were seemingly heading for the win, Blackburn found an equaliser in the 94th minute as Johnson’s effort was deflected past Woodman.Take a look at the goal below:last_img read more

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Average American Eats 3,000 Calories on Thanksgiving

first_imgCalories don’t count on the holidays, right?Well, we sure hope so because a new report says the average American will eat more than three-thousand calories on Thanksgiving Day.Three-thousand calories also include 150 grams of fat, according to the Calorie Control Council.The Calorie Control Council also said it would take a four-hour run for a person who weighs 160 pounds to burn all of that off.They recommend recovering by eating light low-fat foods for a few days after Turkey Day.So after the calories, bring on the sweat pants!last_img

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Martin Sheriff’s Deputy Injured in Crash While Helping Another Accident Victim

first_imgA Martin County Sheriff’s Deputy has been severely injured, after stopping to help a crash victim while he was off duty, the sheriff’s office says.Deputy Shawn Green, a 20-year veteran of the MCSO, stopped to help the person on Saturday around 1:30 a.m. on State Road 74 west of State Road 69. He called dispatchers to report the crash and started to help the vehicle’s occupant.When an Indiantown MCSO unit arrived, they found the deputy laying in the road with severe injuries, according to the sheriff’s office. A second crash occurred as a result of the first one, and the off-duty deputy was airlifted to Lawnwood Hospital in critical condition.The sheriff’s office says the driver of the vehicle involved in the second crash was also taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.The Florida Highway Patrol is now investigating the crash.last_img read more

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2020 Python Bowl Wraps Up

first_imgThe 2020 Python Bowl wrapped this weekend with the capture of 80 Burmese pythons over the 10-day competition.Unfortunately, that number is just a drop in the bucket as wildlife experts believe the python population in the Everglades may exceed 100,000.One man won an off-road ATV from Bass Pro Shops for capturing eight pythons, which was the most, and another man won $2 grand for capturing the longest python, which measured over 12-and-a-half feet. The South Florida Water Management District says hosting the event around the Super Bowl brought incredible public awareness to the danger the invasive snakes pose.last_img

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Florida boy brought 2 guns, 4 knives to middle school

first_imgA 13-year-old student was arrested Tuesday after he brought two guns and four knives to Jenkins Middle School in Palatka.Sheriff Deputies responded to a call from the middle school after the school’s resource officer and administrators received a tip about the weapons.Police say the they discovered the weapons in his backpack, and they don’t know why he was carrying them.The teen faces multiple felony charges of possession of a weapon on school grounds, the Florida Times-Union reported.During a news conference Putnam County Sheriff Gator DeLoach said that weapons get on school campuses far too often.  He said it’s the second time this year that a middle school student has brought weapons to school.last_img

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May’s OlyThirdThursday Includes a Block Party with Live Music and Friends…

first_imgFacebook31Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Downtown Olympia AllianceDowntown Olympia’s Third Thursdays are a community celebration of Oly’s unique culture, art, food, music and shopping. The summer Third Thursdays — May through September — will also include block parties featuring live music and beverages from Northwest Beerwerks Beer Truck.The May 16 block party, located in the US Bank parking lot on the corner of 4th and Washington will run from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and will open with music by Lakota Dorris, followed by Broadway Olympia Productions and New Born Babies.Unique to the May 16 Third Thursday is the Friends Night Out fundraiser.  Purchase a $15 passport and then visit the list of participating businesses — such as Bittersweet Chocolates, Radiance Herbs, Compass Rose and Captain Little Toy Store, to name a few — who will stamp your passport and give you a unique gift. Proceeds from the sale of the passports go to Community Youth Services a nonprofit supporting youth in Thurston County. Learn more about Friends Night Out here.Purchase passports online or on May 16 at the Olympia Downtown Alliance booth — set up from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. — in the US Bank parking. Every “Passport” also comes with a raffle entry for a prize package of gift certificates of participating retailers. Shoppers can earn more tickets with purchases at participating retailers.  Passports are limited – only 250 available and are $15 each.A fun element of each Third Thursday is the Challenge Game! Stop by our info the corner of 4th & Washington and pick up a Challenge Game or pick up the Challenge Game at a Third Thursday business. Participants can visit each business to get another letter to solve the phrase of the month. Complete the phrase first and enter to win a prize! We love to see so many groups of friends and families return month after month to participate in the Challenge Game. Challenge Game prizes in May are from Three Magnets, Archibald Sisters and Hot Toddy.Here are a few downtown businesses that are participating in May:Archibald Sisters, Belleza Ropa, Bittersweet Chocolates, Browsers Bookshop, Captain Little, Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar, Childhood’s End Gallery, Compass Rose, Dillingers Cocktails and Kitchen, Gallery Boom, Hawley’s Gelato, Holy Lamb Organics, Hot Toddy, Radiance Herbs and Massage, State of the Arts Gallery, Three Magnets and Well 80 Brewhouse.WHAT: Olympia’s Third ThursdayWHEN: Thursday, May 16, 2019. The Olympia Downtown Alliance will host an info booth, located in the US Bank parking lot from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. The block party runs from 6 p.m. thru 9 p.m.WHERE: Olympia’s DowntownWHO: Presented by Providence Health Services and brought to the community by the Olympia Downtown Alliance and Mixx96 FM. For more information about Third Thursday events, contact Brit Kramer, (360) 481-5010 or [email protected] For more information about Olympia Downtown Alliance, contact Todd Cutts, (360) 357-8948 or [email protected] you to our Challenge Game sponsor, HomeStreet Bank!Thank you to our Third Thursday presenting sponsor, Providence!Thank you to our Radio partner, Mixx96 FM.About the Olympia Downtown AllianceWe work to channel the voice of the Downtown business community to compel action in both local and state government. The Alliance is taking on the following initiatives to accomplish this goal:  Advocate for high-quality development Downtown | Advocate for improvements to the streetscape, including capital projects | Advocate for practices that lead to a clean, safe and welcoming Downtown. The Olympia Downtown Alliance does not discriminate in employment or the delivery of services and resources on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, color, sexual orientation, or national origin, or the presence of any physical, mental or sensory disability.last_img read more

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Shane Warne picks his all time Indian XI – and here’s why he left…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/AFPAdvertisement fcbzx0bNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2flWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E43112( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ca8njWould you ever consider trying this?😱9v4grCan your students do this? 🌚tRoller skating! Powered by Firework While the novel Coronavirus pandemic has caused major cricketing fixtures to come to a complete halt, iconic names like Shane Warne have the right method to keep the fans entertained. The legendary Aussie spinner recently went live on Instagram, where he formed an “All Time Indian XI” team, picking the quintessential cricketers from different generations of Team India. However, the veteran bowler, to his followers’ surprise, left out Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli, but has also provided the reason to do so.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/AFPWarne’s Indian XI squad featured the Indian cricket stalwarts from different era, from Kapil Dev to Sourav Ganguly, the latter whom he elected to be the captain of the squad. However, leaving Dhoni and Kohli- two revered to be one of the greatest Indian cricketers to ever grace the 22 yards- didn’t make the cut in the former Australia international’s team.However, the only reason Warne did so was because he was choosing the players based on those he faced during his career. As the 50 year old never faced Dhoni or Kohli in any Test match, the two legendary batsmen were left out, as he clarified in the live session.Advertisement The opening duo featured Virender Sehwag and Navjot Singh Sidhu, especially hailing the latter for his expertise against spin bowlers.“I had to pick Navjot Singh Sidhu because he was the best player against spin I have ever played against, all the other spinners I have played with, they have also told me that Siddhu was brilliant against them,” Warne said.Advertisement About choosing the captaincy, it was a close tie between Ganguly and VVS Laxman, but Warne went ahead with Dada at the end: “I went for Ganguly because I wanted him to be the captain of my side, that is why VVS Laxman missed out.”Picking Sachin Tendulkar was obviously a no-brainer, and Warne also mentioned his relation with Rahul Dravid behind selecting him for the squad.“Dravid became a friend over the years, I got to know him during a stint with Rajasthan Royals, he made plenty of hundreds against us. One of the best knocks was when Hampshire was playing against Kent and Rahul made a terrific hundred,” Warne recalled his early days of the Indian Premier League.Shane Warne’s All-Time Indian XI: Virender Sehwag, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammed Azharuddin, Sourav Ganguly (c), Kapil Dev, Harbhajan Singh, Nayan Mongia, Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath.Also read-Shahid Afridi, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh show solidarity beyond borders in Covid-19 fightRevisit the best moments of LaLiga season 2019-20 Advertisementlast_img read more

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