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Pike BOE applauds bus drivers

Eric Wells was approved as the hire as maintenance team leader and Justin Baker was approved at maintenance assistance.The board approved the resignation of Desa Corridori as Spanish teacher at Goshen High School, effective at the end of the school year and the resignation of Richard Berry, bus mechanic, effective June 1.The board approved catastrophic leave for Brianne Kent, Melissa Grant and Mary Adams.The board gave permission for selected subject area personnel to be employed as Alabama High School Graduation Examination tutors for 35 Goshen High School and 55 Pike County High School students eligible to take the AHSGE on July 9-13. Expenses will be paid from the At-Risk funding source. Latest Stories By Blood Sugar Blaster Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Pike BOE applauds bus drivers You Might Like Bonnie Holland shares life’s story with rotary   The review from Amazon online bookstore gave Bonnie Holland’s latest release, “Rural Home: Recollections and Reflections,” a thumbs-up from… read more 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent of Pike County Schools, said Monday that he wanted to serve notice to parents and students that there will be changes in the 2012-13 school year calendar.“We will modify the school calendar,” Bazzell told the members of the school board at the board’s regular meeting. “It will change; it’s just a matter of how it will change.”Bazzell was reacting to the Legislature Flexible School Calendar Act, a bill that sets a school start date no earlier than 14 days before Labor Day. The bill allows school increased flexibility in scheduling the required instructional hours. Skip Print Article Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Book Nook to reopen The board awarded several bids for the 2012-2013 school year. The lawn-mowing bid was awarded to Pullom Lawn Service.Three bids were awarded for the Child Nutrition Program. The bid for bread was awarded to Bimbo Bakers and the bid for milk to Borden Dairy. The bid for pest control for the Child Nutrition Program went to Meeks Termite and Pest Control.The bid for the replacement windows at Pike County Elementary School was awarded to Pemberton Inc. of Montgomery in the amount of $237,000.Approval was granted for a request to take students to the State FFA Convention in Montgomery, June 5-7. Expenses will be covered by Goshen FFA. Bazzell praised the school system’s transportation department for its outstanding record of no deficiencies as rated by the state.“Of 136 school systems, 123 had deficiencies under 10 percent,” he said. “The average was 3 percent,” he said. “Our transportation department works extremely hard to make sure our buses are safe and in good condition. The transportation department is to be commended.”To head personnel action, the board approved four hires including that of Shantell Rouse as assistant principal at Pike County Elementary School. The board also approved the hiring of Pebley Williams as secretary at Goshen High School. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Published 10:50 pm Monday, May 14, 2012 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell read more

Social selling faux pas to avoid

first_imgRules are set for almost every endeavor, whether fashion, “don’t wear white before Easter,” hygiene “brush twice a day,” or driving, “stay within the speed limit.” Perimeters like these are generally set as guideposts to create overall successful.Social selling has rules, too, but there’s a problem. Because it’s almost brand new, many sales professionals don’t understand how to act and what actions are acceptable. While companies can bring about powerful results by engaging in social selling, key points must be followed for maximum benefit. Here are seven faux pas to avoid with social selling.#1: Coming in too hot. Busting up on LinkedIn and other social sites with the “buy from me” mentality of old will have you unfriended, unfollowed, and unsuccessful, in short order. Social selling is more about engaging your prospect, letting them see who are are, and offering them value.#2: Failing to do your research. Social networks are gold mines of information on potential customers. Take time to dive into a prospect’s profile, identify points of interest, and take note of similarities you both share.#3: Missing the chance to engage. Instead of hard selling tactics, use social media to engage with your target audience. That way, they get exposure to your branding message and begin to connect with you.#4: Lacking a strategic focus. Make sure every post and response sets you up as an industry expert. Everyone, given a choice, would do business with a thought leader. Keep this in mind in all your social selling actions. continue reading » 83SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Sunday, Dec. 22

first_imgYounger and newer is not always betterYour recent editorial on LIFO states: “The practice, […] not only deprives students of the best teachers, but also prevents districts from maximizing savings by forcing them to keep underperforming higher-paid teachers at the expense of newer teachers who generally earn less pay and benefits.”This editorial drips with the assumption that younger and newer is better than older and experienced. I have crossed paths with a few teachers in my life, pretty much daily, and I know you are wrong.Imagine I placed you in a classroom with 25 rambunctious 5-year-old kindergartners and then left you on your own. No problem, right? Because you are the newer, younger model. If you have any problems, perhaps the teacher next door with 30 years of experience might give you a tip or two.James FogartyNiskayunaLook closer at flaws of socialist policiesFor historical context Mr. Ruddiman, regarding his Dec. 13 letter (“Socialist ideals are helping Americans“), needs to understand that Stalin’s form of governance was an absolute failure.Citizens starved and froze under the inability to find the funds to provide for, as Stalin termed, “all citizens.”The politically connected never suffered for the 40-plus years of Socialist ruling.After the Berlin Wall was removed, the majority of socialists citizens couldn’t wait to head west.This may be the future Mr. Ruddiman has in mind for the United States, but I am sure he is in the minority.Maybe he should read about the state of the Russian economy today as compared to ours.Like his hero Stalin, Bernie Sanders became a millionaire while employed by the government, not in the private sector.Michael SheedySchenectadyHonor the rule of law, not one political partyWe learned as children to recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag and to the Republic for which it stands.The flag also stands for the Constitution, the governing document for the country. The Constitution establishes checks and balances among the three branches of government. No branch is infallible or free of being observed and examined by the other branches or by the people of the nation as a whole.In our complicated system, allegations can be presented, examined, investigated and, when necessary, presented for trial, appeals and review under the law. One branch, the executive, is claiming powers and privileges beyond anything seen before. The chief executive is asserting freedom from due oversight by the other branches, not only for himself but also for departments and agencies, under his authority as he chooses.The political party controlling part of one branch, the Senate, has the power to confirm judges.That branch has made its highest priority to fill the third branch, the judiciary, with persons handpicked committed to rule in favor of the policies of one party. Thus, the entire system of checks and balances is being systematically degraded by a plutocratic oligarchy.Our representatives pledge an oath to support and defend the Constitution. The pledge is to the country and Constitution, not a political party or a man.We the people should expect our representatives to honor their pledge to the country and Constitution and the rule of law.Paul ZawistowskiBroadalbin More from The Daily Gazette:Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionDemocrats must stop wasting Trump’s timeI see that the Democrat/liberals are determined to create more wasted time for our president. They are concerned that his amazing success in recovering from the mess that they made must be stopped.This man who is fighting to bring us back to honesty, decency and fairness must be reversed, and he must be punished.Nevermind that he has helped more folks get back to work (lowest unemployed many have ever seen).  “CNBC’s Cramer On Jobs Report: “These are the best numbers of our lives.” He is too dangerous to be allowed to continue.All the silliness that Nancy Pelosi and her liberal majority are accusing him of have been done before on a regular basis by his predecessors including her favorite, Obama.Of course, that was OK; he was a Democrat.Pelosi should be stopped. She should be told to get back to work and let the Congress be more productive. She is wasting our money on her personal vendetta.Wake up friends. Tell the world that we won’t allow this any longer.Don KnuthBallston SpaTalk is cheap. Take  action to get changeOn Dec. 17, Schenectady expected to get up to six inches of snow.The following day,  people were no doubt complaining all over the city about the lack of proper snow removal.However, except for approximately six of those people, not one has the right to complain. Why, you might ask? Because on Dec. 9, that is how many people exercised their right to speak at the City Council meeting. Full disclosure, as I was battling the flu, I was unable to attend myself. But thanks to Councilman Vincent Riggi for making sure my comments were put on the record. I host a YouTube show and my sign-off is always the same “Don’t just comment, act.”The people of Schenectady sadly do not.We have horrendous participation both at meetings and the ballot box. If you want change, then you must demand it of your leaders.Time to put up or shut up. Don’t just comment. Act.Edward SmithSchenectadylast_img read more

Bomber seniors Andrea Stinson and Shawn DeGroot claim Kootenay Cross Country titles Wednesday in Fernie

first_imgBomber seniors Andrea Stinson and Shawn DeGroot lived up to some pre-race hype by capturing respective Kootenay High School Cross Country titles Wednesday in Fernie.The L.V. Rogers runner, who dominated the West Kootenay circuit for most of the season, won the Senior Girl’s crown in a time of twenty minutes, 17 seconds.The time was 31 seconds better than Prince Charles runner Emily Simpson.DeGroot defended the Senior Boy’s crown, edging Trafalgar’s Micah May by 59 seconds. DeGroot finished in a time of 27:50.May, a Grade 8 runner competing against senior high school, continued his surprising season by capturing the silver medal in the East Kootenay City.The top runners in each category qualifies for the B.C. High School Cross Country Championships November 5th in Kelowna.Stinson held off a push by East Kootenay runners to top the field.After Simpson, three East Kootenay competitors — Tiara Livingston of Invermere David Thompson, Prince Charles runner Wiebke Zimmerman and Lindsay Weech of Fernie — completed the top five finishers.Taylor Wilson of Kaslo’s J. V. Humphries, who pushed Stinson all season, placed sixth.Katy Camilleri of LVR finished tenth while Ellie Hewat of JVH took 13th, Darya Huser of Salmo 16th, and Larissa Napora of LVR 18th.Tasha Hewat of JVH was 20th.West Kootenay runners finished with much better results in the boy’s race.Walker Dempster of LVR finished fourth behind third-place runner Nic Mottl of Prince Charles.Joe Cox of JVH was fifth with Levi Smith of LVR seventh, Conrad Watt of JVH eighth, Owen Thurston of LVR ninth, Cail Spencer of LVR 10th, Eli Bukoski of JVH 11th, Oliver Hail of LVR 18th and James Janz of LVR 20th.LVR boy’s won the team title while Prince Charles of Creston took the girl’s crown. The Bomber girls finished [email protected]last_img read more

Chelsea youngsters’ four-month unbeaten run ended by Reading

first_imgChelsea’s Under-18s lost 2-0 at Reading on Saturday – their first defeat in 16 matches.The result ended an unbeaten run that stretched back more than four months. Their last loss was against West Ham on 19 September.Meanwhile, Fulham’s Under-18 Premier League match against Brighton was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.See also:Ugbo scores hat-trick as Chelsea Under-18s start season with winChelsea Under-18s’ 100% start ended by late goalChelsea Under-18s maintain unbeaten startDefeats for Chelsea and Brentford Under-18 sidesChelsea Under-18s beat BrightonChelsea Under-18s extend unbeaten runChelsea reach FA Youth Cup quarter-finalsFive Chelsea youngsters get call-upsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Battlefield Dispatches

first_imgReports from the evolution wars continue to come in.  Here are more recent stories about the conflicts over the teaching of evolution and intelligent design:The race card:  Fiona Morgan on Salon.com trashes those who try to link Darwin to racism.  The cartoon shows Darwin with a dunce cap sitting in the corner, but Morgan says he is one of the good guys.Anti-modern heartland hicks:  That’s the description Andrew Gumbel gave of anti-evolutionists in L.A. City Beat.Revenge of the Sith:  Atheists organize to fight back, reports Greg Sandoval in the Bakersfield Californian.  A worship service included booing and hissing at a picture of Pat Robertson.Revenge of the Six Days:  MSNBC News highlighted the Creation Museum that is taking shape in Kentucky, which will “fire people up” about the Biblical view of origins.  Darwinists are appalled, but admit director Ken Ham is a better communicator than most mainstream scientists.  Jerry Falwell predicts it will become Cincinnati’s #1 tourist attraction.Culture war:  Yahoo News reported that the Kansas school battle is likely to spill over into all 50 states.  Both sides are calling the other side pseudoscience.Sticker shock:  MSNBC News reported that workers in Cobb County, Georgia, under court order, are removing 34,452 stickers from textbooks that stated evolution was only a theory, not a fact, and should be studied with an open mind.  The ruling is being appealed (see 04/09/2004, 11/23/2004, and 11/08/2004 entries).Soap box:  Stephen Meyer printed his letter that Nature wouldn’t (see 05/19/2005 entry) on the Discovery Institute website.Brazilian infestation:  Alan Leshner, CEO of the AAAS, wrote in the Kansas City Star that the plague of creationism is infecting Brazil.  Denyse O’Leary on Access Research Network quotes a Brazilian who says it isn’t so; the only anti-Darwinists are a small group of second-class citizens with no influence on society.  O’Leary quips, “Leshner is using Brazil’s second class citizens as a bug-a-boo to frighten his fellow science boffins.”Rationale and rationality:  Departing NAS president Bruce Alberts spoke his mind in Science,1 commenting on various topics, including the debate over teaching evolution: “It says we’ve failed as scientists and science educators to convey the nature of science and its values to the American public, despite our world leadership in science and technology… We all fear that this movement toward a biblical interpretation of scientific facts will eventually make us look like some of the countries in the Middle East.  If we’re going to remain a world leader, we’re going to need all the scientific rationality that we can muster.”  (See also 04/27/2005 entry on Alberts.)Declination:  Robert McHenry on Tech Central Station ridiculed ID as “intelligent decline.”  Jonathan Witt on ID the Future responded that the article organizes all the bad arguments against ID in a single, convenient place.  Next day, Mustafa Akyol submitted a rebuttal on Tech Central.Scoping Scopes:  Chuck Colson on Breakpoint tried to clear up misconceptions about a historical event often compared with the Kansas debate: the Scopes Trial of 1925.World leader:  World Magazine led off with a cover story about the Kansas debate.  Detailing the histrionics in the board room, Timothy Lamer comments, “Lost in the propaganda and facial expressions is just how modest the proposed revisions are.  For all the comparisons to the Scopes trial, the roles in that trial have been reversed 80 years later.  Today, it’s the critics of Darwinism who want to introduce what they see as important scientific evidence into science classrooms and it’s the Darwinists who are fighting to keep out what they see as heresy.” 1Jeffrey Mervis, “Bruce Alberts Interview: Attention, Class: A Departing NAS President Speaks His Mind,” Science, Vol 308, Issue 5725, 1108, 20 May 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5725.1108].Alberts should be ashamed of himself for insinuating that anti-evolution efforts will make America look like a Middle Eastern country.  He put three types of baloney in that sausage.  First, intelligent design is not “a biblical interpretation of scientific facts.”  ID does not rely on any theological position but rather on design detection using established scientific reasoning.  Second, the only Middle Eastern country with a Biblical view is Israel, which has a strong pro-science record and a modernized civilization with political freedom for all.  Why didn’t Alberts point his attack where it belongs, at those unsavory, tyrannical countries with a Koranical interpretation of scientific facts?  Third, evolution has absolutely nothing to do with making a country a scientific world leader.  Darwin, whose only degree was in theology, was an imposter (see 05/02/2003 commentary) who snuck naturalistic philosophy into a scientific tradition that was built on belief in design (see online book).  Of all people, Bruce Alberts, co-editor of The Molecular Biology of the Cell, and one who stated that the biology of the future is the study of molecular machines (see 01/27/2003 and 01/09/2002 entries), should realize that naturalism is hopelessly inadequate to explain the complexities of life.    The taproot of the culture war is the debate over origins.  What carves the deep divide in our country and the world are the big questions of who we are, where we came from, and what we are here for.  The Darwinists have had free rein for over a century to tell everyone that “science” says we are the end result of a mindless, natural chain of unpredictable events, and therefore have no ultimate purpose.  They claim that the unfathomable designs in the living world and the universe are illusions, mere artifacts of stochastic combinations of chance and natural law.  They claim that our minds, our wisest and most sublime thoughts, our love, and our character are reducible to molecules in motion, and ultimately to particles that emerged out of nothing.  If you think these assumptions should be challenged, join in the biggest and most momentous battle of the century, where the arms are not swords or bullets, but facts – and the ability to wield them with knowledge, wisdom and skill.  Let Creation-Evolution Headlines be part of your armory.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

League-leading Tigers nip athletics

first_imgMorales stays alive Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations “What I want is for the team to get better with our execution,” said Dulay.The Tigers led by as many as 14 points in the second half, before Jeff Viernes willed the Athletics back in the game together with Jhaymo Eguilos.Najorda’s putback pushed Davao ahead, 66-64, but Viernes tied the game anew with two foul shots. Acuña tipped in an Eguilos miss for a two-point spread, but Joseph Terso knocked in a three to give Davao the lead, 69-68.Earlier, Rizal kept its postseason hopes alive by stunning a surprisingly lethargic Pampanga squad, 85-76.Marco Balagtas tallied 19 points, eight rebounds and five assists, while Patrick Bacay finished with 14 points and Eric Dela Cuesta added 13 points for the Crusaders, who still occupy 12th spot in the South division with 7-15 record.ADVERTISEMENT The Athletics, champions of the inaugural Rajah Cup, failed to score on their final possession with Val Acuña missing a couple of three pointers before Robles swatted away Denice Villamor’s potential game-winning jumper at the baseline.Leo Najorda had 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Tigers, who improved to 18-4, showed their readiness for the playoffs by conquering a team known for its strong play at home.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesBatangas fell to 13-10 and dropped to fourth in the South.Davao coach Don Dulay said he is no longer concerned whether or not his team finishes at the top of the South division heading into the postseason just as long as the Tigers keep improving. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES BATANGAS CITY—Unheralded swingman Eman Calo scored on a fastbreak layup with 20 seconds remaining as Davao Occidental hacked out a gutsy 71-70 victory over Batangas City on Saturday night to solidify its hold of top spot in the South division of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Datu Cup.Calo went on a mad sprint to catch Billy Robles’ pass, before finishing at the rim for the marginal basket as the Tigers came out on top in a wild and enthralling endgame before a sizeable crowd at Batangas City Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View commentslast_img read more

14 days agoBrighton boss Potter explains donation to former club Ostersunds

first_imgBrighton boss Potter explains donation to former club Ostersundsby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Graham Potter has explained his donation to former club Ostersunds.OFK announced on Tuesday that Potter, Billy Reid, Björn Hamberg and Kyle Macauley had donated money to the club. The Swedes have organised a rescue fund as they battle against major debts.Potter told the Östersunds-Posten: “We heard about the problems the club has. We talked about it as a group and the first reaction was that you get sad, a little disappointed, frustrated and angry that they have been in this situation since we left. With the Europa League and the fine group of players that existed then … It is sad to see the club in such a financial emergency.”At the same time, the club means a lot to us. Some of the memories from there will live with us for the rest of our lives. It was our home for several years and we love the city. So, despite being disappointed, we ultimately want to help them out of trouble.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more