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Franklin County School Board consolidates middle schools

first_imgBROOKVILLE, Ind. — The Franklin County School Board voted at their recent meeting 5 to 1 to consolidate all the district’s middle school students to Brookville Middle School.The change will go into effect the first day of the 2017-2018 school year.All classes, athletics, and extra-curricular activities will be consolidated to Brookville.Changes will also be made in the district’s lower grades as well.Brookville Middle School’s 5th-grade students will be at the Elementary school starting next year, but the 6th-grade students will remain at the middle school.The board cited declining enrollment and funding as the reason for the change.last_img read more

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Albertina Sisulu Stamp Handover

first_img“A woman of fortitude”, this is the centenary theme bestowed upon Albertina Sisulu as the country celebrated her profound legacy she left behind in 2018. Albertina Sisulu was a fearless champion of democracy, human rights and one of the leaders who contributed to the 1956 Women’s march against the apartheid pass laws to the Union Buildings in Pretoria.Remembering her legacy, on Tuesday, 23 April two special commemorative stamps celebrating the life of Albertina Sisulu were officially handed over to her family by the South African Post Office. The two stamps feature different stages of her life.As the country celebrates 25 years of democracy, it is most imperative that such acknowledgements of our struggle stalwart be a reminder to all citizens of the fight endured to attain the freedom and democracy we are privileged to have. These stamps not only celebrate the life of Ma Sisulu but rather an important part of South Africa’s history and heritage shared with the world.The stamps can be used as postage on any ordinary South African standard letter and are available at all post offices. Commemorate the legacy of Ma Sisulu not only with a stamp but continue to build on her legacy and fight for greater social and economic inclusion.Follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using #MaSisulu100 #GetInvolved @PlayYourPartSAlast_img read more

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GALLERY: LeBron James Strive for Greatness Tour Manila

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax01:20US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonINQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonINQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonINQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonINQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonINQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonINQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonINQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonINQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonINQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonINQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonINQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonINQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonINQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin Vardeleon MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Pride and joy WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Read Next For the third time in five years, LeBron James gave his Filipino fans another night to remember during his Strive for Greatness Tour 2017 Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.READ: LeBron puts on show for ‘unbelievable’ PH fans, vows to come backADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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10 months agoPSG midfielder Rabiot agrees terms with Barcelona

first_imgPSG midfielder Rabiot agrees terms with Barcelonaby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot has agreed terms with Barcelona, it has been claimed.Le Parisien, ignoring Barca’s statement of denial, reported on Monday that Rabiot has reached an agreement with the Catalan club over his salary and signing bonus. At the moment there are no negotiations between Barça and PSG, but that the situation could evolve “this week”. Barça released a comment on Sunday denying “any type” of agreement with the midfielder. The club added that they have always acted in the correct manner with PSG, who they contacted over the player in August and again last week. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoJuventus rival Man Utd, Spurs interest for Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqi

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Juventus rival Man Utd, Spurs interest for Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqiby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe race for Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqi is intensifying.Manchester United and Tottenham having been scouting the Kosovo international this season.And Juventus have asked for tickets for the derby against Galatasaray, with the express purpose of checking on Muriqi.For Fenerbahce management, there’s no plans to sell Muriqi until the end of the season. The player’s contract does not include a release clause. If he is sold, Çaykur Rizespor will be due a 15 percent share of the profit from the sale. last_img read more

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Rutgers Commit Marques Ford Makes It Clear He Wouldn’t Re-Consider Tennessee

first_imgA general view of Rutgers football stadium.NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – NOVEMBER 19: A general view during the first half of a game between the Cincinnati Bearcats and Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Rutgers Stadium on November 19, 2011 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)Gibsonton (Fla.) East Bay defensive end Marques Ford was committed to Tennessee for six months until losing his scholarship on Jan. 21 due to a numbers crunch in the Vols’ class. Ford rebounded by committing to Rutgers two days later, and indicated after his official visit to RU this weekend that he planned to sign with the Scarlet Knights.Because Tennessee lost a commitment from four-star running back Kendall Bussey this afternoon, some Vols’ fans on Twitter broached the idea of trying to bring Ford back into the fold, but the four-star recruit dismissed any notion of that tonight.All this talk about me going back to Tennessee and im just like ..  #CHOPNation pic.twitter.com/TW7S9VZabP— 5⃣6⃣ (@Marques_Ford) February 3, 2015Even with Bussey de-committing, it’s doubtful Tennessee would have tried to move back in on Ford. If they did, he indicated he wouldn’t be interested. Somehow, I think this one works out well for all parties: UT still has a highly-rated class under Butch Jones, Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood lands a talented four-star and Ford ends up in a place where he is clearly wanted.last_img read more

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Short seller sues Home Capital Group 3 former executives for 4M in

first_imgTORONTO – A short seller is suing Home Capital Group (TSX:HCG) and three former executives for $4 million, alleging the alternative mortgage lender’s false representations scandal cost him millions when he closed his position early.Marc Cohodes filed a statement of claim Monday with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice saying he took a substantial short position in Home Capital’s shares in 2014 after determining the company was overvalued.Between March and June 2015, the claim says based on positive information provided in Home Capital’s financial reporting, Cohodes repurchased 91,800 of those shares at more than $40 each, resulting in a purchase cost of more than $3.6 million.Cohodes alleges Home Capital, former CEO Gerald Soloway and former CFOs Robert Blowes and Robert Morton knowingly misled investors in the company’s annual and quarterly results by misrepresenting risk management controls.Home Capital did not immediately return a request for comment. None of the allegations have been proven in court.In 2017, the lender was accused by regulators of misleading investors, which caused depositors to swiftly withdraw their money and leaving the company in crisis mode.Home Capital eventually agreed to pay $29.5 million to settle with the Ontario Securities Commission and class-action lawsuit matters related to the allegations.Soloway and Morton faced $1 million and $500,000 penalties respectively. Soloway was barred from acting as director or officer of a public company for four years, while Morton faces a two-year ban.Blowes is the only executive named in the suit who remains on the company’s board of directors.last_img read more

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Smokey Skies Bulletin issued Friday for Northeastern BC

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The B.C. Government has issued a Smokey Skies Bulletin, on June 1, for Northeastern B.C. due to continued impacts from wildfires in Alberta.According to the Government, the smokey conditions could last for the next 24 to 48 hours.During a wildfire, smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances and can vary considerably hour-by-hour. Health Authorities say people with pre-existing health conditions, the elderly, infants, children and sensitive individuals are more likely to experience health effects from smoke exposure.For those with chronic breathing conditions, it is best to limit being outdoors and to stay inside during this time.Tips on how to protect yourself from smoke exposure can be found on the Government’s website.last_img read more

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Illini hand Ohio State womens basketball 3rd loss of the season

The University of Illinois (9-16, 3-9 Big Ten) women’s basketball team handed No. 11 Ohio State (21-3, 8-3 Big Ten) its third loss of the season Thursday night. OSU junior guard Tayler Hill sank a shot with 16 seconds left to give the Buckeyes a one-point lead. But in the following possession, Illinois forward Alexis Burke hit a jump shot with no time left on the clock to defeat OSU, 66-65. The Buckeyes were down, 34-29, going into the half, but came out scoring and took a 56-46 lead with 7:48 left in the game. The Illini responded on a 10-0 run to knot the score at 56. After trading buckets, OSU senior guard Samantha Prahalis sank a three to give the Buckeyes the lead. In the next possession, the Illini missed a three before Prahalis hit a layup to give the Buckeyes a five-point cushion with 2:28 left. It wasn’t enough as the Illini scored on their next three shots to seal the victory. Hill lead OSU in scoring with her 20 points and five assists. She was followed by sophomore center Ashley Adams who tallied 18 points and eight rebounds. Prahalis had 15 points after her career high 34 points just three days prior. The Fighting Illini were lead by junior guard Adrienne Godbold and Burke, who had 15 and 16 points, respectively. OSU defeated the Illini, 96-84, on Jan. 22, but this night saw the Buckeyes only make half their shots. They were 27-54 from field goal range and 6-12 from behind the arc. In all three losses, the Buckeyes have shot 50 percent or less. The Illini were 27-61 from field goal range and 2-9 for three pointers, but they out-rebounded the Buckeyes, 37-27. The Buckeyes return home Sunday against the No. 17 Purdue Boilermakers (19-5, 9-2). Sunday’s game might decide who holds the top spot in the Big Ten conference. Tip is at 5 p.m. read more

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The US and Mexico have reached an agreement on tariffs immigration

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter June 7, 2019 AP, KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 6:49 PM AP, KUSI Newsroom center_img Posted: June 7, 2019 #BREAKING The United States and Mexico have reached a deal on tariffs and immigration, President @realDonaldTrump announces. pic.twitter.com/V8MUS19BYT— KUSI News (@KUSINews) June 8, 2019WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he has suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexico, tweeting that the country “has agreed to take strong measures” to stem the flow of Central American migrants into the United States.“I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America has reached a signed agreement with Mexico,” Trump tweeted Friday night, saying the “Tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended.”He said Mexico has agreed to work to “stem the tide of Migration through Mexico, and to our Southern Border” and said those steps would “greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States.”According to a “U.S.-Mexico Joint Declaration” released by the State Department late Friday, the U.S. said it will work to greatly expand a program that returns asylum-seekers who cross the southern border to Mexico while their claims are adjudicated.Mexico has also agreed to take “unprecedented steps to increase enforcement to curb irregular migration,” including the deployment of the Mexican National Guard throughout the country, especially on its southern border with Guatemala. And the U.S. said Mexico is also taking “decisive action to dismantle human smuggling and trafficking organizations as well as their illicit financial and transportation networks.”Trump’s decision marked a change in tone from earlier Friday, when his spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters in Ireland before Trump took off: “Our position has not changed. The tariffs are going forward as of Monday.” Trump has often said unpredictability helps him negotiate.The 5% tax on all Mexican goods , which would increase every month up to 25% under Trump’s plan, would have had enormous economic implications for both countries. Americans bought $378 billion worth of Mexican imports last year, led by cars and auto parts. Many members of Trump’s Republican Party and business allies had urged him to reconsider — or at least postpone actually implementing the tariffs as talks continue — citing the potential harm to American consumers and manufactures.U.S. and Mexican officials met for more than 10 hours Friday during a third day of talks at the U.S. State Department trying to hash out a deal that would satisfy Trump’s demand that Mexico dramatically increase its efforts to crack down on migrants.The talks were said to be focused, in part, on attempting to reach a compromise on changes that would make it harder for migrants who pass through Mexico from other countries to claim asylum in the U.S., those monitoring the situation said. Mexico has opposed such a change but appeared open to considering a potential compromise that could include exceptions or waivers for different types of cases.The joint declaration, however makes no mention of the issue.Trump in recent months has embraced tariffs as a political tool he can use to force countries to comply with his demands — in this case on his signature issue of immigration. And he had appeared poised earlier Friday to invoke an emergency declaration that would allow him to put the tariffs into effect if that was his final decision, according to people monitoring the talks.“If negotiations continue to go well,” Trump “can turn that off at some point over the weekend,” Marc Short, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, told reporters earlier in the day.Talks had gotten off to a shaky start Wednesday, as the U.S. once again pressed Mexico to step up enforcement on its southern border with Guatemala and to enter into a “safe third country agreement” overhauling its asylum system. But as talks progressed Thursday, U.S. officials began to grow more optimistic, with Short reporting Mexican “receptivity” to potential asylum changes.In Mexico, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador held out hope during his daily news conference that a deal could be reached before Monday’s deadline.Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard, who said Thursday his country had agreed to deploy 6,000 National Guard troops to its border with Guatemala, tweeted the news late Friday that there would be no “tariff application on Monday.”“Thanks to all the people who have supported us by realizing the greatness of Mexico,” he wrote.López Obrador also tweeted. “Thanks to the support of all Mexicans, the imposition of tariffs on Mexican products exported to the USA has been avoided,” he said, calling for a gathering to celebrate in Tijuana Saturday.Beyond Trump and several White House advisers, few in his administration had believed the tariffs were a good idea, according to officials familiar with internal deliberations. Those people had worried about the negative economic consequences for Americans and argued that tariffs — which would likely spark retaliatory taxes on U.S. exports — would also hurt the administration politically.Republicans in Congress had also warned the White House that they were ready to stand up to the president to try to block his tariffs, which they worried would spike costs to U.S. consumers, harm the economy and imperil a major pending U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal . The U.S. and Mexico have reached an agreement on tariffs, immigrationlast_img read more