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Secaucus fifth graders get to meet authors

first_imgSECAUCUS — Students in Mrs. Kelly Ingenito and Mrs. Geri Fitzpatrick’s Language Arts classes in Huber Street Elementary School celebrated Authors’ Day recently. Mrs. Ingenito’s fifth grade classroom was transformed into a book store setting. Tablecloths adorned the desks, student-created books were displayed in front of each student, and author banners were hung around the classroom. Parents who were invited to attend the festivities entered the room to their children waiting to escort them to their table. Mrs. Ingenito spoke to the parents about the inspiration behind the books and how extremely hard the children worked utilizing all aspects of the writing process to create their narrative pieces.To quote Auggie Pullman from R.J.Palacio’s book Wonder, “Everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their life…” And that’s exactly what Mrs. Ingenito and Mrs. Fitzpatrick did for their young writers! ×last_img read more

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Former JC police chief admits theft from housing authority

first_img ×Former Chief Zacche Former Chief Zacche JERSEY CITY – Phil Zacche, who retired as Jersey City police chief last April, confessed on Friday to collecting thousands of dollars inappropriately from the Jersey City Housing Authority.The 38-year veteran of the Jersey City Police Department admitted to accepting money to work off duty as security for the housing authority, shifts he said in Federal Court that he did not actually work.“We have been aware of this for quite some time, and we were the ones that provided the allegations to the prosecutor’s office in the first place when this was brought to our attention in 2015,” said City Spokes Kim Scalcione, in a statement issued by Mayor Steven Fulop. “We have zero tolerance for corruption or misconduct and today’s actions speak to this. We will continue to work with the federal authorities to root out corruption.”Zacche became chief in 2014 after the city demoted the previous chief in a power struggle over reorganization of the police department.Zacche faces a potential 10 years in jail, and a possible fine of $250,000. He also agreed as part of a plea deal to pay back $24,700.last_img read more

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O.C. Schools to Use Survey Results to Improve COVID-19 Prevention

first_imgThe Ocean City school district’s November 2020 survey, which focused on what the district can control and work to improve in regard to COVID prevention and planning for the benefit of the students and families, has been reviewed by the administration.School officials said of the survey, in which 800 families participated, that there were important takeaways. They were organized into a letter from Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Taylor and released on Friday to district families.While these takeaways are constructive for helping families understand the current state of their school community, the letter also expresses that there is still much to do to fully utilize this survey as a resource to continue their efforts of creating a safe environment and continuing the level of OCSD quality education, according to a press release.The survey responses explained within Dr. Taylor’s letter are combined with the suggestions and concerns the administration has heard directly. They will be used to guide decisions to determine if adjustments to the current plan need to be made.The current hybrid learning plan used by Ocean City’s schools is believed by the administration to be the safest and most responsible option given the rising positive COVID-19 cases, but the intention still remains to continuously improve upon these protocols, the release said.The additional safety measures will continue until the state feels it is safe for the district and other schools within the state to return to school without the need to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.People may read Dr. Taylor’s letter by clicking here: https://ocnjdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Ltr-Parent-Survey-Results-11202020-1.pdfOcean City school district students will continue in-classroom education combined with remote learning.The current Hybrid Plan and additional guidelines can be found on the district website, oceancityschools.org. Students will have virtual classes Monday.last_img read more

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Watch Tool Absolutely Dominate Their First Live Performance Since January

first_imgDanny Carey, the ultimate badass!See below for some videos and a full setlist from Tool’s epic performance at Aftershock Festival.Watch “Third Eye”, courtesy of YouTube user Joe BlowWatch “Opiate”, courtesy of YouTube user toolbertWatch “Ænema”, courtesy of YouTube user jesseriahWatch “Stinkfist”, courtesy of YouTube user Joe BlowTool | Aftershock Festival | Sacramento, CA | 10/22/2016Third Eye (Extended outro), The Grudge, Parabola, Opiate (Extended “New” version), Ænema, Descending, Jambi, Forty-Six & 2, Sweat, Stinkfist (No extended bridge) Enigmatic progressive/hard rock band Tool launched their fall tour this weekend at Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA, marking the band’s first gig since January. The performance came after a lineup of hard rock heavy hitters, with Anthrax, Meshuggah, Primus, and Slayer all turning in sets before Tool’s explosive headlining performance.Tool turned in a 10-song performance over their 100-minute set, delivering classics like “Parabola”, “Ænema”, and the epic “Forty-Six & 2”. The band also debuted new arrangements of “Stinkfist” and “Opiate” that surely left hardcore fans satisfied.However, the show almost didn’t happen, as drummer Danny Carey was dealing with some pretty serious health issues right up until show time. Carey performed the set with a very serious staph infection that was causing headaches and pain in his joints throughout his body. See below for an Instagram post from Carey’s bandmate, guitarist Adam Jones, about the serious health issues he was facing.last_img read more

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The beaches in Poreč, Novigrad and Rabac were the first in Istria to receive the flag marked “Green beach”

first_imgWithin the project INTERREG Mediterranean MITOMED + “Models of Integrated Tourism in the Mediterranean Plus – MITOMED +” (Models of integrated tourism in the Mediterranean plus), the project activity of implementation of the model “Green Beach” in Istria has been completed. Thus, the flags with the label “Green beach” were the first in Istria to be awarded to the beaches: Gradsko kupalište in Poreč, Karpinjan beach in Novigrad and Girandella beach in Rabac.The implementation of the “Green Beach” model included various project activities that were evaluated through 28 criteria divided into 8 categories: bathing water quality, beach quality, safety, sustainability, beach accessibility, information and education, green facilities and landscaping and beach management. Within this project activity, a total of: 6 energy showers, 4 bicycle racks, 5 sets of bins for waste sorting, 7 bins for selective waste disposal, 5 ashtrays, 5 smart benches, 2 information boards for informing users about water quality, and information boards were also created for the purpose of educating beach users, which were placed on all three beaches. Also, 20 new trees were planted at the City Baths in Poreč. In addition to the above, all “Green Beaches” will be surveyed during the summer to obtain information on customer satisfaction with “Green Beach”. By the way, the planned model “Green Beach” is being tested in four countries: in Cyprus (three beaches), in the region of Tuscany (three beaches), Catalonia (three beaches) and Istria – City Beach (Porec), Karpinjan Beach (Novigrad) and Girandella (Rabac).  Take a look at the entire gallery of pictures of Istrian green beaches hereFurther activities within the MITOMED + project include the transfer of knowledge and experience to other destinations in the Mediterranean in order to implement and use sustainable tourism indicators in planning tourist activities in the destination and implementing the “Green Beach” model. The MITOMED + project is co-financed under the Interreg Mediterranean program by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the amount of EUR 2,25 million, while the total value of the project is EUR 2,65 million. The budget of the Institute of Agriculture and Tourism in Porec in the project is 300.000 euros, of which 85% is co-financed by the ERDF. The project involves nine partners from six countries (Belgium, Cyprus, France, Croatia, Italy and Spain).last_img read more

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​Alecta takes ‘moral’ stand against gambling and tobacco

first_imgSweden’s largest pension fund Alecta has declared its formal opposition to investment in the gambling and tobacco sectors, saying it wants to clarify its position on the issues – despite the fact it has not invested in such companies for years.The SEK960bn (€91bn) pension fund said it would be publishing three statements this month, explaining its investment decisions on commercial gambling, tobacco and human rights, having already done this for other controversial issues of coal, weapons, remuneration within listed companies and government bonds.Because the fund’s investment strategy had to be long-term, the Stockholm-based fund said it had to centre around well-managed sustainable businesses: “But there is also a moral dimension to Alecta’s statements,” it said.Peter Lööw, sustainability manager at Alecta, said: “We have considered that business models involving an increased risk of gambling addiction are not compatible with a broader view of long-term value creation due to high risks of costly losses for both individuals and society.” He said the fund no longer saw coal, for example, as a viable investment option, because it had “passed its best-before date” as an energy source due to its large carbon footprint.However, he said commercial gambling was something Alecta was choosing not to invest in for other reasons.“We have assessed that business models involving an increased risk of gambling addiction are not compatible with a broader view of long-term value creation due to high risks of costly losses for both individuals and society,” Lööw said, adding that there were also regulatory risks in the business model itself.Earlier this month, Norwegian municipal pensions giant KLP announced it was divesting from more companies on the grounds of gambling business, including Hong Kong-listed Landing International Development and Japanese arcade game firm Universal Entertainment Corporation.In March, Swedish pensions and insurance group Folksam said it was blacklisting gambling firms, with its head of responsible investment describing the sector as “a breeding ground for developing gambling addiction”.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.last_img read more

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Work and entertain from home in this updated home

first_imgThe kitchen has been completely updated. Picture: Supplied.“The idea was to have an indoor-outdoor house where the whole house opens completely to the outdoor area. “We added two extra bedrooms, the kitchen is completely new and we put in all new tiles, carpet and LED lighting.”More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Mr Fanning said his favourite part of the updated home was the outdoor entertaining area with timber ceiling and outdoor speakers.“You can easily entertain out there, it’s nice and cool and has a great view of the Glass House Mountains as well,” he said. The home at 705 Old Gympie Rd, Narangba. Picture: Supplied.THIS renovated family home has it all — pool, sheds, granny flat, indoor-outdoor living and plenty of space for the children to play. The five-bedroom house, at 705 Old Gympie Rd, Narangba sits on a 1.57ha block close to shops, schools and public transport.Owners Andrew and Cheryl Fanning have updated and extended the home since buying it.“We bought it as a three-bedroom house and totally renovated it three years ago,” Mr Fanning said. The living spaces open through stacker doors to the outdoor entertaining area. Picture: Supplied.Inside, the home has an open plan living and dining area, along with a breakfast room and a family room. Walls of glass and timber stacker doors open to the entertaining space and pool.The kitchen has stone benchtops and stainless steel appliances.The big master bedroom has a walk-through wardrobe and ensuite.The granny flat has a bedroom, living area, kitchenette and toilet, and has been set up for use as a home office with phone lines and internet points. center_img The main bedroom includes a walk-through robe and ensuite. Picture: Supplied.The property also comes with a new four-bay shed, a two-bay shed, two gardens sheds, water tank and established gardens on the fenced block. “(The home) would suit families and anyone who wants to work from home,” Mr Fanning said.The property is being marketed by Brock and Dan of B and D Realty Narangba.last_img read more

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Allen Franklin

first_imgAllen L. Franklin, 84, of Holton passed away at 5:15pm Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus. He was born near Holton on March 26, 1932 the son of Floyd and Ida Barricklow Franklin. He was married to Louella Hutchinson on April 20, 1960 and his wife of 56 years survives. Other survivors include one son Russell (Beverly) Meredith of White Plains, Kentucky; three daughters Gladys (Johnny) Gee of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Patty Higgins of Nashville, Tennessee, and Freda (Ray) Toops of Osgood; one step-son Jim (Susie) Collins of Versailles; one step-daughter Carolyn Collins of Holton; 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, one step-grandchild, and one step-great-grandchild; two brothers Gene (Shirley) Franklin and Frank (Myrtie) Franklin both of Holton; three sisters Leota Conover and Eva Mae Wagoner both of Holton, and Rowena (Robert) Sanders of Murray, Kentucky ; sister-in-law Henrietta Franklin of Versailles; He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Ben. Mr. Franklin was a 1950 graduate of Holton High School. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and for his military service Allen received the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and the U. N. Service Medal. Allen was a farmer and was a former employee of the Ford Plant in North Vernon. He retired in 1987 after 25 years with Cummins Engine in Columbus. He served two terms on the Ripley County Council and was a Democrat precinct committeeman in Otter Creek Township. Allen was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church and had served with the Holton Fire Department of which he was currently an honorary member. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 19th at 11am at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. Ty Choate officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be Monday from 4pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be given to Operation Christmas Child through the Hopewell Baptist Church or the Holton Fire Department in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

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Philip Horn – Laurel

first_imgPhilip J. Horn, of Laurel, was born on October 28, 1927, a son to Peter and Loraine Michell Horn.  He was a member of the United States Air Force.  In 1951 Phil married Mary Stern and together they raised three children.  He spent his career as a chef.  In his free time, he loved to garden, cook, hunt, fish, and to spend time with his children and family.  On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at the age of 92, Philip passed away peacefully at home.Those surviving who will cherish Phil’s memory include his wife of 68 years, Mary Horn of Laurel; two granddaughters, Dawn Horn of California and Jaden Horn of Kentucky; one grandson, Peter Horn of Kentucky; three great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, Phil was preceded in death by three sons, Philip, James, and Christopher Horn.To honor the wishes of Phil, cremation was chosen by the family.  Memorial contributions can be directed to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Philip Horn.last_img read more

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Super Eagles respect but don’t fear Brazil, Troost-Ekong says

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available Super Eagles’ stand-in captain William Troost-Ekong says while they respect five times world champions Brazil, they however have no fear as both teams step out in a friendly in Singapore.Troos-Ekong made the remarks on Saturday at a pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday’s clash with Brazil at the Singapore National Stadium in Kallang.He said his team was inspired by the 1-1 draw fellow West African neighbours Senegal played with the South Americans.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Brazil were held to a 1-1 draw by Senegal on Thursday in Singapore.Troos-Ekong said: “Brazil are a top team, probably the best team in the world, but Senegal gave them a good fight on Thursday.“We can pick some inspiration from that performance when we play the Brazilians on Sunday.“It will be tough because they will want to win at least one game against an African team on this tour, but we will also want to take something off them.”Sunday’s encounter starts at 8pm Singapore time (1pm Nigeria time).Tags: Singapore National Stadiumlast_img read more

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