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East Anglia: Talk of the towns

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Governor Wolf Announces $2.2 Million in Teacher in the Workplace Grants to Connect Schools and Local Employers

first_img January 06, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces $2.2 Million in Teacher in the Workplace Grants to Connect Schools and Local Employerscenter_img Education,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach Governor Tom Wolf today announced $2.2 million in Teacher in the Workplace grants have been awarded to 92 local education agencies (LEA) to enable teachers to visit local employers and learn the skills and industry trends to enhance their classroom instruction, student learning, and career readiness. Each LEA will receive a $25,000 Targeted Grant through the Department of Education (PDE).“It’s critical that we connect our schools to local businesses so we can prepare students with the skills they need for in-demand jobs,” said Governor Wolf. “By connecting directly with employers, teachers can learn first-hand about the skills and industry trends that will enhance their classroom instruction, student learning, and career readiness.”Building on the success of the program, the governor proposed to double Teacher in the Workforce grant funding to $5 million, which he signed into law in June. Grants are available through PDE and the Department of Labor and Industry (L&I). The L&I grants will be announced soon.“Local business leaders know what skills are needed for their employees to be successful in the workplace, so they can provide valuable insight to school administrators and teachers,” said Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera. “The Teacher in the Workplace program enables educators to participate in real-world, employer-based experiences that they can use to inform classroom instruction and prepare students for career, college and community success.”Award recipients include:Abington SDAntonia Pantoja Community Charter SchoolArmstrong SDASPIRA Bilingual Cyber Charter SchoolAvonworth SDBeaver Area SDBlackhawk SDBoyertown Area SDBradford Area SDBucks County IU 22Cambria Heights SDCatasauqua Area SDCentennial SDCentral Cambria SDChester Community CSCocalico SDColumbia Borough SDConewago Valley SDConneaut SDCrawford Central SDCrestwood SDDaniel Boone Area SDDeer Lakes SDElizabethtown Area SDEphrata Area SDErie City SDEugenio Maria De Hostos CSFairview SDFell CSForest Area SDFranklin Regional SDFreedom Area SDFreeport Area SDGovernor Mifflin SDGreater Johnstown SDGreater Nanticoke Area SDHanover Area SDHarbor Creek SDHempfield Area SDHollidaysburg Area SDHopewell Area SDIntermediate Unit 1John B Stetson Charter SchoolJohnsonburg Area SDJuniata County SDLancaster SDLaurel Highlands SDLaurel SDMohawk Area SDMontrose Area SDMoshannon ValleyNew Castle Area SDNorth Clarion County SDNortheastern York SDNorthern Lehigh SDNorthwest Area SDOlney Charter High SchoolOswayo Valley SDOtto-Eldred SDPalisades SDPenn Cambria SDPenncrest SDPerseus House CS of ExcellencePittston Area SDPropel CS-HomesteadPurchase Line SDRedbank Valley SDRidgway Area SDRinggold SDRiverside Beaver County SDRiverview IU 6Riverview SDSaint Marys Area SDSalisbury Township SDSchuylkill IU 29Seneca Valley SDSharon City SDSouthern Huntingdon County SDSpring Cove SDTrinity Area SDTunkhannock Area SDTwin Valley SDUnion City Area SDUnion SDUnited SDValley Grove SDWallenpaupack Area SDWaynesboro Area SDWest Middlesex Area SDWest Mifflin Area SDWestern Beaver County SDWestmoreland IU 7The Teacher in the Workforce grants from PDE are funded through federal money made available through Title II, Part A, of the Every Student Succeeds Act and from L&I through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act. Eligible applicants include local education entities, businesses and chambers of commerce, labor organizations, postsecondary institutions, community-based organizations, public libraries, trade associations, and economic development entities.last_img read more


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SEI Middle School Basketball Tourney Results

first_imgBatesville 7th grade won the 1st round of the SEI Tournament by defeating South Ripley 47-15.For Batesville, Trey Heidlage led all scorers with 15 points.  Cooper Williams added 7, Alex Westerfeld 6, Austin Siefert 5, Jordan Bradley 2, and Michael Ripperger 1.BMS will be in action tomorrow night where they play Sunman Dearborn at South Ripley Junior High at 5:30.Submitted by Batesville Coach Eric Feller.Batesville 8th Graders avenged an early season loss to South Ripley by beating them in overtime in the 1st round of the SEI Tournament 44-40.1Q – 11-10 SR; 2Q – 20-20; 3Q – 32-27 SR; 4Q – 40-40.For Batesville, Jayden Beal hit the game winning 4-point play with 1.5 seconds left in overtime. The team showed tremendous effort and good execution committing only 5 turnovers.Isaac Barker led the team with 17 points followed by Beal with 9, Tristian Lamppert with 7, Lane Westerfeld and Dylan Flannery with 4 each and Sam Wade with 3 points.Submitted by Batesville Coach Terry Giesting.The St. Louis 7th Grade Cardinal Basketball Team defeated South Dearborn in the first round of the SEI Tournament by the score of 28-19.For STL, Robert Raver led the team in scoring. Robert Raver and Sam Giesting led the team in rebounds while Kevin Salatin and Nathan Eckstein led the team in steals. Nathan Eckstein came off the bench playing his best basketball of the year to help the Cardinals advance in the tournament.Submitted by STL Coach Dale Amrhein.The St. Louis 8th grade boys basketball team lost their first round game of the SEI Tournament falling 39-10 to South Dearborn.The Cardinals struggled to generate any offensive momentum against South Dearborn’s aggressive defense.  Will Harmeyer connected on two 3-point baskets in the second half and Stuart Lamping added the other 4 points.  Ridge Douglas played well defensively, creating a few South Dearborn turnovers.The Cardinals play St. Nicholas in the Batesville Deanery CYO tournament this Sunday beginning at 12 Noon.Submitted by STL Coach Jon Temple.last_img read more


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Martinez positive on Gibson injury

first_img Martinez dismissed suggestions Gibson, who had played only 96 minutes for his club this season because of another knee problem, had been overworked on international duty. The midfielder played all of the 3-0 defeat to Germany on Friday, his first competitive 90 minutes since the final game of last season, and was 37 minutes into the Kazakhstan match when the injury occurred. “If it has been in the 80th minute then you can go down to detail and see if fatigue played a part in it,” said Martinez. “He looked really free in his movement and I thought the partnership he showed with (Everton team-mate) James McCarthy in the game was really exciting for everyone. “When you watch it is so unfortunate the knee couldn’t react any other way, so clearly it is one of those unexpected moments that you can’t do anything about. “I expected the worst and thought it would be a very difficult injury to overcome but now we are very positive and know Darron will be fully fit and recovered and will come back a stronger footballer at the end of it.” On the impact Gibson’s loss will have on the squad Martinez added: “You don’t want to lose players and in pre-season I felt Darron was magnificent. “He brings something we haven’t’ got in the squad; his understanding on the ball and the way he was starting that partnership with James McCarthy was going to be important. “But it is no good to look back, we are just looking forward and we want to see Darron fully fit as quickly as possible.” The Ireland international was carried off on a stretcher in the first half of Tuesday’s match against Kazakhstan and less than 24 hours later the club announced he would have to have an operation on his knee. However, Martinez insists the 25-year-old’s season is not over and he hopes the midfielder, who has been troubled by a number of injuries over the last 12 months, can return stronger. Everton manager Roberto Martinez remains positive midfielder Darron Gibson can return this season despite rupturing an anterior cruciate ligament on international duty. “It was a real disappointment on Tuesday night,” said the Spaniard. “I was watching the game and straight away you could see it was an innocuous incident and that is normally when you pick up really bad injuries. “I was really fearful of expecting the worst but with the scans on Wednesday we are very positive now. “It is an ACL but the whole structure of the knee is perfectly fine and it is going to be straightforward surgery. “I’m looking forward to seeing him back hopefully this season and that in a way was good, positive news taking into consideration what it could have been. “The ACL is ruptured but his knee reacted really well and nothing else was damaged – in those sort of actions you normally get more than one structure damaged and some of those are very difficult to repair. “You can imagine it is really disappointing to lose Darron for whatever space of time but we are all very positive that when he comes back he will come back stronger. “We will use this period to get Darron working on other aspects of his fitness and making sure his knee is going to be perfectly repaired and ready for whenever he is back.” Press Associationlast_img read more


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Costa back for Blues

first_imgStriker Diego Costa is available for Chelsea’s Barclays Premier League clash with QPR on Saturday after missing four matches with a hamstring injury. Given Drogba’s form, it may be Mourinho retains him in his starting XI, even with Costa available. “Fantastic problem for me,” Mourinho added. “The perfect problem is when Remy is back. That’s the perfect problem, to have all three.” Midfielder John Obi Mikel (foot) is also out of the QPR contest, but Ramires is back from a groin problem. Branislav Ivanovic is available following his suspension for his dismissal at Old Trafford, but fellow full-back Cesar Azpilicueta is banned for the last of three games following his dismissal at Crystal Palace. QPR have two wins this season – in August versus Sunderland and last Monday against Aston Villa – and manager Harry Redknapp has been under pressure. Mourinho is supportive of Redknapp. “I don’t think he’s under pressure,” the Blues boss said. “I’m happy that his boss (QPR chairman Tony Fernandes) came out and in difficult moments, not in an easy moment, and told the football country that he trusts Harry and he’s the man for now, he’s the man for the future. “Harry is perfectly calm and steady and he knows that his place doesn’t depend on results.” It is the first time Mourinho has met QPR as Chelsea boss, but he is not underestimating Redknapp’s men. “In my years here they were always in the Championship,” Mourinho said. “Everybody knows that London is a special place because of derbies. You play eight or 10 derbies (in a season). “The London teams have more difficulties than others, because a derby is always a derby. “What they did before is not important for me. What they can do tomorrow is more important for me. “I think I know what I can expect from them. It will be a difficult game for us.” Redknapp could call upon QPR’s misfit midfielder Adel Taarabt after the duo patched up their public spat. The Rangers boss has refused to rule out pitching the Morocco playmaker back into action with Jordon Mutch and Joey Barton not back in full training until next week following hamstring problems. Taarabt has apologised to Redknapp after biting back when his manager branded him “about three stone overweight”. Redknapp has admitted he must use Bobby Zamora sparingly to control the striker’s chronic hip problems. Rangers boss Redknapp hailed the 33-year-old’s resolve for playing through the pain, but conceded the former Tottenham forward cannot last a full 90 minutes. Zamora has battled rumbling hip complaints for almost two years, but Redknapp said QPR are fighting to keep him in action as long as possible. “Bobby has been very important for us,” said Redknapp. “After about 60 to 65 minutes he has to come off, but when he’s on the pitch he has been outstanding. “We were bringing him off the bench to start with, but we’ve reversed it and started him recently. “He’s been captain and great in the dressing room, I couldn’t be more pleased with Bobby. “He’s got his hip but he manages it and when he plays he’s been great and his attitude has been first class.” The saving grace has been the form of 36-year-old Didier Drogba, who has scored in three successive matches against Maribor, Manchester United and Shrewsbury. Those goals were Drogba’s first since his return to Stamford Bridge following a two-year absence after eight years and 157 goals. “For such a legend in this club, it’s a difficult decision to take,” Mourinho added. “We took it together: owner, board, me, him, all of us together. “To be important you don’t need at the age of 36 to play 90 minutes of 50 matches. “To be important you need to be there when the team needs you to be there. “He was fantastic for us in the last week when we were in real trouble, without Diego and without Remy. “And doing something that nobody should do, which is to play two 90 minutes of football with 48 hours difference. He managed to do that in an absolutely fantastic way.” Press Association Striker Loic Remy (groin) and midfielder John Obi Mikel (foot) are out, but Ramires is back from a groin problem to bolster the midfield. Branislav Ivanovic is available following his suspension for his dismissal at Manchester United, but fellow full-back Cesar Azpilicueta is banned for the last of three games following his sending off at Crystal Palace. last_img read more


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Florida woman guilty in torture death of adopted daughter

first_imgA Florida woman has pleaded guilty in the torture death of her adopted 10-year-old daughter nine years ago.According to reports, under the deal 69-year-old Carmen Barahona would get a life prison sentence in exchange for testimony against her husband, 52-year-old Jorge Barahona.Carmen Barahona plead guilty to first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges in the death of Nubia Barahona.Police found the little girl’s body drenched in chemicals behind her father’s truck on February 14, 2011. The car was found along I-95 near Palm Beach County.The girls twin brother, Victor Barahona, was also injured but he survived. Victor later told investigators about severe abuse in their Miami-area home.The case roiled the state Department of Children & Families because despite numerous complains about abuse of the twins little was ever done. Eventually, the state paid Victor Barahona a $5 million settlement.Authorities discovered that the two kids were beaten and starved.Months after the killing, DCF announced it would spend more money to recruit and train investigators, reduce caseloads for child investigators and provide more staffing and resources to a child abuse hotline.The trial of Jorge Barahona is currently scheduled to begin in April. He has pleaded not guilty. He will face the death penalty if convicted in the girl’s death.last_img read more


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Kumble impressed with Florida preparation

first_img(ESPNCricinfo) – India coach Anil Kumble is “very impressed” with the facilities at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Florida, which is set to host two T20 internationals between West Indies and India over the weekend. This will be the first time India will be playing international matches in the USA. The Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, close to 50km north of Miami, is the only ICC-certified ODI standard stadium facility in the USA and hosted six Caribbean Premier League matches last month.“I certainly didn’t expect the facilities to be as good as what they are in the United States,” Kumble said in Lauderhill on Thursday. “I certainly felt that it could be a makeshift. I had heard about Florida and this ground, but very impressed with the facilities that we have seen today. It’s the first time that I’m seeing this ground and the wickets are good, ideal probably for a T20, and the practice facilities have been good. The outfield looks fantastic. So all in all, (I’m) really impressed with the facilities here.“It’s a wonderful initiative and we are really looking forward to our matches here. It’s going to be a sell-out. We know U.S. … the expats and the huge Indian Diaspora who are waiting for quality cricket to come to the U.S. We have played in the past in the West Indies and a lot of Indians come over from the U.S. to watch us. So this is a great opportunity for all of them and I’m sure this is the start of a new beginning in the United States and I’m sure there will be a lot more of the Indian team in the U.S. going forward.”The two-match series is going to be the first of what will develop into an annual event in the USA as part of efforts to “reach out to new markets and audiences,” BCCI president Anurag Thakur had said.The Indian squad arrived in Florida from the West Indies on Tuesday, before they were joined by T20 captain MS Dhoni and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah on Wednesday.Even though India won the Test series 2-0, the players from the Test squad are coming with hardly any recent match practice because of the rain-affected fourth Test in Port-of-Spain where the last four days didn’t see any play.Kumble was still optimistic about the confidence the team would carry from his first series as coach.The Central Broward Regional Park has previously hosted four T20Is – in 2010, New Zealand played two matches against Sri Lanka, and returned in 2012 for two games against West Indies.last_img read more


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Cricket News India vs England: Marriage proposal during match at Lord’s becomes internet sensation

first_imgNew Delhi: Marriages are made in heaven some say, but this time the scenario completely changed to the Lord’s stadium in England where the 2nd ODI between India and England is being played.As the camera person zoomed in on a couple during the match, the man took his chances and proposed his lady love. The crowd cheered to its full voice when the girl accepted the proposal.The pictures and video instantly went viral on social media as users began to share screenshots of the images on Twitter. After winning the toss, England made a good start by both their openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow but it was Kuldeep Yadav yet again for India who put a break to the 69-run opening partnership.India are leading the series 1-0 in the three-match ODI series against England following a convincing eight-wicket victory. Kuldeep Yadav was named the man of the match after his career-best bowling figures of 6/25 in 10 overs. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more


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John cops top event at Banks DIH’s Rainforest Waters Cycling competition

first_imgBy Faizool DeoNATIONAL cyclist Briton John registered a comprehensive victory in the feature race of the second annual Banks DIH’s Rainforest Waters Cycling competition, which was staged yesterday at the inner circuit of the National Park.The 19-year-old, who represented Guyana at the Pan American U-23 Elite Road Cycling Championships, which was held in Mexico late April to early May this year, took control of the 35-lap School Boys and Invitational race from lap two.The East Coast rider said he looked to test the field early and realised that he could have stayed in control.“I’ve been putting in a lot of work … it was an easy win for me.”Eventual second-place finisher Christopher Cornelius and third-place Deeraj Gharbaran stayed close, towards the latter stage of the race, but when the time came to break free, John did.Briton John (right) stayed with eventual second-place Christopher Cornelius (centre) and third-place Deeraj Gharbaran.(Faizool Deo photos)The teenager, who won Bartica’s first-ever cycling road race in March 2019, was high in praise for his We Stand United teammate Gharbaran for helping him before he made his final push.The 21-year-old Gharbaran finished with a whopping five sprint prizes, while John copped three.Alex Mendes finished fourth, while Adelie Hodge rounded off the top five.A number of races were carded for the day, including the Juveniles’ 10 laps, which was won by Sherwin Sampson.  The 14-year-old, who finished ahead of Mark Lewis, copped two sprint prizes. Junior Niles won the Veterans Under-50 five-lap race. He finished ahead of Lear Nunes and Kwame Ridley respectively, while Eon Jackson won the Veterans Over-50 five-lap event, with Andrew Spencer finishing second and Kennard Lovell third.In the pre-teen divisions, Jose Rodrigues finished ahead of Lennox Jackman and William Greene in the BMX Boys 6-9 year-old two-lap race, while Jason Ryan Primo copped the top prize in the 9-12 age group category of the same race. The event was also sponsored under the Triskits Crackers and Midwest Cookies brands.last_img read more


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Ighalo Set to Feature against Former Club as Man United Host…

first_imgOdion Ighalo could make his full Manchester United debut against his former club Watford today as Manchester United look to build on last Monday’s impressive 2-0 victory at Chelsea.The Red Devils are currently just three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea in the table, while Watford occupy 19th position having failed to win in their last four league outings.There is no getting away from the fact that it has been an inconsistent season for United, but the team have pulled off some very impressive results during the 2019-20 campaign, including a 2-0 success away to Chelsea,2 where Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire were on the scoresheet. A defeat at Stamford Bridge would have left Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s nine points off the top four, but the gap is just three heading into this weekend’s fixtures despite the fact that Untied are still seventh in the table.A record of 10 wins, eight draws and eight defeats has brought them 38 points, two points behind fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.In all competitions, the Red Devils are unbeaten in their last five, including a 1-1 draw away to Club Brugge in the Europa League on Thursday night. Indeed, Martial scored the second successive match to ensure that his team would pick up a positive result in the first leg of their last-32 tie.Fifth could yet be enough for a Champions League spot next season depending on what happens with Manchester City’s two-year ban, while winning the Europa League would also be another route into Europe’s premier competition, which would surely open up more possibilities for United in this summer’s transfer market.For all of the criticism aimed at Solskjaer, the Red Devils could yet enjoy a successful end to the season as they are also still in the FA Cup and will take on Wayne Rooney’s Derby County in the fifth round of that competition on March 5.The second leg of their Europa League clash with Brugge is next Thursday, meanwhile, and they will also travel to Everton in the league before the clash with Derby. Then comes the small matter of the Manchester derby at home to City on Match 8, showing the huge volume of matches on the horizon.United will be the favourites heading into this weekend’s contest, but both Crystal Palace and Burnley have beaten the 20-time English champions at Old Trafford in the league this season, while Arsenal, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers have all picked up draws.Watford ran out 2-0 winners when they welcomed United to Vicarage Road in December, but the Hornets have incredibly never picked up a point in a Premier League match at Old Trafford.Indeed, the capital side’s only two Premier League wins over United have come at Vicarage Road, losing each of their six top-flight matches to the English giants in Manchester. That said, their two most recent games at Old Trafford have been close affairs, finishing 1-0 and 2-1 respectively.Watford’s two-goal success over United on December 22 saw them embark on a run which brought four victories and two draws from six matches to move clear of the relegation zone.Nigel Pearson’s side are without a victory since January 12, though, picking up just two points from their last four matches against Tottenham, Aston Villa, Everton and Brighton & Hove Albion.As a result, the Hornets are down in 19th position in the table; their situation is far from terminal, though, as they are only one point behind Villa in 17th, while just three points separates them from Brighton in 15th.Norwich City are going to find it difficult to escape the bottom three as they are six points adrift in 20th, but the likes of Watford, West Ham, Villa, Bournemouth and Brighton are all in the mix above them. Even Crystal Palace in 14th are not safe with the Eagles struggling for form in 2020.Only Norwich, Villa and Brighton have a worse away record than Watford this season, with the Hornets picking up just 10 points from their 13 matches on their travels. United, though, as mentioned above, have dropped points in seven of their 13 home Premier League games during the 2019-20 campaign.It is not as if it gets any easier for Watford as they will follow this weekend’s match with a home game against Liverpool on February 29, and the threat of relegation is still very much present despite Pearson’s good work since taking charge of the club at the start of DecemberShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more