Superintendent McDonald to Recommend Date for Reopening Schools at Special PUSD Board Meeting

first_img Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  During a special joint meeting Monday of the Pasadena Board of Education and the City Council, Pasadena Unified Superintendent Brian McDonald said he would make a recommendation for reopening schools during a special meeting later this week.“I do have a date and I will recommend it to the board on Thursday, if that meeting is scheduled,” McDonald said.A district survey regarding parent’s opinions about distance learning and in-person learning will also be finalized at that meeting.“I would say that we have certainly responded well as a school district. I have to commend teachers and staff,” McDonald said.“They have worked extremely hard to make sure families are well served. We will not reopen until it is safe to do so. We have worked diligently in collaboration with our labor partners. We believe now we are ready.”Although McDonald said the district is ready several teachers said in correspondence that they did not believe schools should reopen for distance learning.“As teachers, we are passionate about teaching and we love serving the community with our skills,” said Cassandra Williams. “However, we aren’t sure all safety precautions are ready to be implemented. Knowing that this virus could be deadly causes an insurmountable amount of fear. Knowing that one could also infect their own family is concerning.”So far the district has vaccinated 280 PUSD employees. An additional 140 school district employees could be vaccinated this week.As of Monday, teachers and other essential workers, such as food service workers and law enforcement officials, are eligible for shots and more vaccine doses will be put aside for teachers. On March 15, everyone 16 and over with a serious underlying health condition will become eligible.“One of the things we want to put in place is a fully online program for students, but that may not be possible for next year,” McDonald said.McDonald said it was on the district’s radar, but had not been fully discussed.“Currently in LA County schools TK-6 are permitted to open because the case rate is below 25 per 100,000. Right now we are looking good,” said Dr. Ying-Ying Goh.The district must submit a COVID-19 safety plan, a state application and a CAL OSHA plan. PUSD has submitted those documents according to Goh.Local requirements include several additional protocols. A checklist of compliance to those protocols must be submitted. So far that has not been submitted.“At the beginning of COVID, a lot of things were done based on emotion and fear,” said Councilmember Tyron Hampton. “We are one year into this and we’ve spent millions upon billions of dollars understanding this virus, and we know a lot more than we did in the beginning. We cannot govern from fear. Data suggests schools could open responsibly. The data also suggest the children that missed days of school are less likely to graduate on a proficient level. All I’m saying is give parents the choice to send their children to school or not. You could also give the same choice to teachers to go back to the classroom or not. The health department is also taking away barriers and prioritizing educators for vaccinations. If I have the choice to go to the nail salon, get my haircut, or  spend three hours in a Walmart, we should give our parents and children the same opportunity for mental growth and health.”For high schools to reopen the case rate must fall to seven cases per 100,000 residents in Los Angeles County.The district will slowly implement plans to put students back into classrooms.Three weeks before schools reopen, there will be three days of asynchronous instruction to prepare classrooms for social distancing requirements.Two weeks before schools reopen, the district will begin acclimating back to the classroom while distance learning continues.A series of orientation sessions will be held with students and parents to prepare for in-person instruction one week before schools reopen.The district will reconfigure classrooms to maintain social distance, and install air purifiers, filters and plexiglass in classrooms. Every room in every school will be cleaned and disinfected. A school-based COVID-19 testing and contact tracing program will also be created.The district will offer COVID-19 vaccines to employees as a service. The vaccine is not required for reopening.“I will make a recommendation, but ultimately it is up to the board to decide if we will reopen for in-person learning,” McDonald said. Education Superintendent McDonald to Recommend Date for Reopening Schools at Special PUSD Board Meeting No date revealed at joint meeting of PUSD-City Council on Monday By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Monday, March 1, 2021 | 6:49 pm Top of the News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Fury versus Joshua ‘will happen’, says promoter Hearn

first_imgLONDON (Reuters) – A fight between British champions Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury for the undisputed world heavyweight title “will happen” and could be the biggest in the history of the sport, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn said on Monday.Hearn told Sky Sports television he would do everything possible to agree a deal, and both sides would be “clowns” and “idiots” if they did not make the fight happen.He warned, however, that while both men would want the fight to be in Britain, the money coming from overseas might be too much to turn down. Joshua, whose last fight was in Saudi Arabia, holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts while Fury annexed the WBC belt with a seventh round stoppage of American Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas on Saturday.“Everybody is very clear on this. Everybody wants this fight — Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, MTK, Top Rank, Frank Warren, Matchroom,” said Hearn, referring to those involved on both sides. “There are some hurdles to overcome on the broadcasting, but nothing too much.“I promise you this fight will happen.” Talks are ongoing for Joshua to fight mandatory IBF challenger Kubrat Pulev, of Bulgaria, next, with Hearn saying this month it was likely to be at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London in June.Fury is also likely to face Wilder again for the third time as part of a rematch clause, with the American having 30 days to decide whether to exercise his option.“If we have to fight Pulev, we’ve got to beat Pulev, and if he (Fury) has to fight Wilder, he’s got to beat Wilder again,” said Hearn. “Both of those things will happen. Fury will beat Wilder again and Joshua will knock Pulev clean out. “You will get this fight. We will do everything that it takes to make this fight. Last time, you had us and Team Wilder and we were locking heads.“Right now, you have two guys and two camps that genuinely want this fight, that genuinely will do everything that they can to make this fight. It is the only fight.”last_img read more

SINN FEIN TDs DEMAND ANSWERS OVER RESIGNATION OF DONEGAL CANCER SPECIALIST

first_imgDonegal Sinn Féin TDs Pádraig Mac Lochlainn and Pearse Doherty are demanding urgent answers from the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar and the management of the Saolta University Healthcare Group following the resignation of Dr Kevin Moran.Letterkenny General HospitalThe Consultant Urologist and Surgeon at Letterkenny General Hospital is to leave his post next month.He has spoken out about the management of the hospital and the resources available to him. The two Donegal Deputies said that over recent years, they have repeatedly raised our serious concerns about the resources available to Letterkenny General Hospital.Only this week, they say they met Tony Canavan, the Director of Operations of the Saolta University Healthcare Group and Sean Murphy, the LGH Manager to discuss those concerns.“Only days after that meeting we now read about the disturbing resignation and comments of Dr Kevin Moran, the respected Consultant Urologist and Surgeon at the Hospital.“A major concern is how can the Saolta Group recruit a replacement Consultant Urologist, a role vital to the hospital and the people of Donegal, following Dr Moran’s devastating assessment of the supports available to his department and the hospital? “We are demanding an urgent response from the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar and the management of the Saolta University Healthcare Group to the issues Dr Moran has raised. The people of Donegal demand a hospital that is provided with the resources and staff required to deliver the health services they need and that they are entitled to”. SINN FEIN TDs DEMAND ANSWERS OVER RESIGNATION OF DONEGAL CANCER SPECIALIST was last modified: February 13th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cancer specialisthospitalKevin MoranRESIGNATIONSinn Feinlast_img read more

Plenty to play for in the final week of the H-DN high school football regular season

first_imgEureka >> For some local football teams, Thursday marked what will be the last time they went through practice for the 2017 season.For others, they know their seasons go beyond just the first Friday in November.But it’s not like that first weekend of November is just something to coast on through.A pair of teams, Eureka and Little 3 champion St. Bernard’s, have an eye on finishing the regular season with the same amount of losses they started the year with in their respective finales tonight, while South Fork heads to Rincon Valley Christian to play for the North Central League III title in the annual ‘Redwood Bowl’ on Saturday night. Also on the docket will be regular-season finales at home for both Eel River Valley schools, with Fortuna and Ferndale hosting Del Norte and Hoopa Valley, respectively.While St. Bernard’s has already claimed its league title, Eureka needs a win tonight over Arcata to do so.The Loggers, who have claimed wins in their first two Big 5 games and gotten a forfeit victory over McKinleyville as well, continued to roll with a blowout win up in Crescent City last Friday night.Through their first nine games this season, Eureka (9-0 overall, 3-0 league) has scored 30 points or more on seven occasions, with its 54 points against Del Norte being the Loggers’ second-highest single-game total this year.Combined with a defense that is allowing 14.2 points per game, the Loggers’ success has been an easy recipe to identify. Arcata (7-3, 2-1) is coming off a 21-0 win over Fort Bragg, one that will help strengthen the Tigers’ case for seeding in the section playoffs seeing as both teams are in Division V.Arcata’s seven wins are the program’s highest total since their Big 5 title-winning season of 2012.A win over Arcata would give Eureka its first undefeated regular season since 2003, a year that ended with the Loggers winning a North Coast Section title.Perfection is also on the mind of head coach Matt Tomlin and his undefeated Crusaders.But instead of finishing their season in Humboldt County like was originally the case three months ago, St. Bernard’s (9-0, 3-0) have made the long voyage to Southern California to play its final regular-season game.The Crusaders’ opponent, Locke (7-2, 4-0), is the lone league unbeaten in the Metro Football League in Los Angeles. The Saints have won their last four games, outscoring 201-13 in the process.But the Crusaders have shown in the past that they aren’t going to shy away from larger schools.Dating back to the start of the 2016 season, St. Bernard’s has won 18 of its last 19 regular-season games.For South Fork (6-1, 4-0), its season will come to a close regardless of Saturday night’s outcome.However, the chance to win a NCL III title would be one heck of a way to close out the first year of eight-man football in Southern Humboldt.The Cubs claimed the NCL III’s North Division title last Friday night in Lake County against Upper Lake, using a strong second-half showing to pull away from the Cougars.Like South Fork, RVC — which is the reigning Redwood Bowl champion — is 6-1 on the season and dropped 64 points on Branson to claim the NCL III’s South Division title outright last weekend.Fortuna (7-2, 4-1) could very well lock up a first-round home game in the NCS D-4 playoffs with a win over Del Norte (3-6, 2-3).The Huskies are 3-1 at Husky Field this season, with their one home loss coming to Eureka on Oct. 13.Ferndale (3-6, 1-2) will also be hoping that a win over Hoopa Valley (1-8, 0-3) could help its postseason case, with a crowded field in Division V still jockeying for position.The Wildcats have beaten the Warriors 41 straight times, with Hoopa Valley’s last win over Ferndale coming all the way back in 1995 at Coach Carlson Wildcat Field.Contact Danny Penza at 707-441-0528last_img read more

Gleader Clip in on hair Straight Tail extensions New human heat resistant fibe : on this extension is silky smooth and is a good match in colour to my own

first_imgTurns out they dont react very well to heat. I’m going to buy some more though. It did take a while for them to arrive, but for the price i’d say it was worth the wait. Bought 3 sets very impressed with thickness and quality and length. On this extension is silky smooth and is a good match in colour to my own. The hair on this extension is silky smooth and is a good match in colour to my own. It is very long but i cut mine to the length i wanted. It is very versatile and can be curled and brushed. Well even though they say can be stilled but perfect color match just what it says on the. Dont curl very well even though they say can be stilled but perfect color match just what it says on the ad. These were great on this extension is silky smooth and is a good match in colour to my ownI was surprised but quite good for this price well even though they say can be stilled but perfect color match just what it says on theClip in extensionsGleader Clip in on hair Straight Tail extensions New human heat resistant fibe – Dark Brown (60cm)Sythetic fiber with clip in hair extensionsCan be heated within 180 Degree Celsius,but not colored.straight(4colors)Color£ºDark Brownculy is 23inch Asked for them to be delivered early and over a week early they came. Also the hair is a great texture and colour is lush. Will defo recommend and the hair is really thick. Really easy to use and really shiny. I was surprised but quite good for this price. They are really long, i was surprised but quite good for this price, looks kin of natural, nice color, probably will wear them sometimes.last_img read more

Farm Science Review takes place Sept. 17-19

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest WhatFarm Science Review 2019 offers the latest in farm technology and products.The three-day agricultural trade show offers educational talks and opportunities to speak one-on-one with experts from The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), which sponsors the annual event at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London.Now in its 57th year, the event offers the most relevant and up-to-date information to farmers on topics ranging from crop diseases to soil health. Farmers can learn how to reduce input costs and increase their efficiency at a time when both are particularly crucial.In one location, growers can visit with many experts and see the newest innovations on the market. The event draws more than 100,000 people throughout three days. It features 4,000 product lines and over 700 commercial and educational exhibits, as well as workshops and presentations delivered by CFAES experts.Special guest Jolene Brown will speak Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. and Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. She addresses tough farm issues with grace and humor and is frequently hired to address farmers on a variety of topics, including stress and mental health.Ohio Farm Bureau at the ReviewBe sure to stop by the Ohio Farm Bureau building at the corner of Beef Street and Friday Avenue. Along with giving away apples to visitors, Farm Bureau staff will be on hand to answer questions about membership, Farm Bureau Health Benefits Plan, Energy Program, as well as policy initiatives and law changes at the state and federal level.Anyone who renews or purchases a membership at Farm Science Review will receive an official 12×12 metal “Ohio Farm Bureau member” sign, while supplies last.Make sure to enter the Ford F150 Truck Sweepstakes, the Ohio Farm Bureau Energy Program Sweepstakes (four $250 prizes), and the Rocky Brands boot giveaway.Event detailsThe Farm Science Review hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Sept 17–18 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 19. Tickets for the event are $7 online and at Ohio State University Extension county offices and participating agribusinesses, or $10 at the gate. Children ages 5 and under are free.The Farm Science Review app, which will be available for both Apple and Android smartphone and tablet users, offers interactive maps, a schedule of events and general information about the show and exhibitors. It will be available by download from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store by searching for “FSR 2019” or on the Farm Science Review website.last_img read more

MVP calls for longer preparation for Gilas ahead of duel vs Aussies

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES Gilas team ‘not one-dimensional,’ says Reyes Manny V. Pangilinan. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOSamahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan would be the first to call for a longer preparation for Gilas Pilipinas as it braces for the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.“I’m not a coach, but I would love for the team to have at least a month to prepare for the competition together, of course. Otherwise, our chances are not good against other teams,” Pangilinan said on the heels of the Philippines’ 90-83 victory over Chinese Taipei on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Nextcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ “This team only had three weeks to prepare so frankly, I thought they were bit rusty in Tokyo and you saw tonight that they were rusty. They were not jelling really well in the first half. I’m just glad that in the second half, they got into the rhythm and they got themselves into the groove.“Still, Pangilinan couldn’t be any more pleased that the Philippines managed to go 2-0 despite having little time to prepare.“Given the circumstances under which the team was formed, of course, I’m very happy for the team. I’m very proud of them and I’m sure, Fiba would notice that we’ve done well despite everything we had to go through.”ADVERTISEMENT Gilas ended the first leg of the Asian qualifiers unscathed after pulling out victories against Japan and Chinese Taipei to go up at joint first in Group B.But Pangilinan knows that the road will just get tougher from here as the as the Philippines faces Australia next in February before hosting Japan here at home.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 shutoutThat’s why Pangilinan isn’t tooting his horns for Gilas’ 2-0 record as he braces for the team’s next foes.“Australia is a very good team. So if we’re serious about competing against Australia, we have to give enough time for the team to jell,” he said. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citylast_img read more

18 days agoAston Villa skipper Grealish feels England call within reach

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Aston Villa skipper Grealish feels England call within reachby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa skipper Jack Grealish feels an England call-up is within reach.The 24-year-old responded to missing out on the latest Three Lions squad by producing his best performance of the season as Villa thumped Norwich 5-1 at Carrow Road on Saturday. Asked if he had expected a call-up for the forthcoming qualifiers with the Czech Republic and Bulgaria, Grealish replied: “No, not really. Not at the moment.“I know for a fact if I play to the best of my ability, then I can get in there. But this time, truthfully, I did not expect to get in.“I did well on Saturday, or I like to think I did well. If I keep performing to the way I know I can, hopefully this will give me a big lift and hopefully (I will get in) soon.” last_img read more

5 days agoWoodward: What Man Utd want in a player…

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Woodward: What Man Utd want in a player…by Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveVice-chairman Ed Woodward has set out the prototype of a Manchester United player.Woodward believes manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be a “walking, talking” version of the club’s philosophy. He told United We Stand fanzine, “Winning; playing attacking football with players that have an ‘x-factor’; and giving youth a chance.”Added to that, we want players to come in who respect their teammates, the club, the history. They must understand that they are creating a legacy by coming to Manchester United. Nobody is bigger than the club.”There should be both a humbleness and an arrogance. Humble when you are on the team coach and you wear the club suit, you do up your top button and wear your tie, you represent the club in the right way. Then you sign autographs for the people who pay your wages.”Then, when you go into the dressing room, you put the red shirt on and you feel arrogant, self assured. As Michael Carrick said in his book, you want to take the ball, you want the ball in tight spaces, you want a never-say-die spirit. Ole has brought a lot of the discipline back.”Whatever manager we have has to buy into that philosophy and Ole is a walking, talking version of that. Let’s let this play out with Ole in terms of the culture reboot.” last_img read more

Ohio House Of Representatives Member Bill Patmon Wrote Cardale Jones A Personal Letter, Called Him “12 Gauge”

first_imgOhio representative Bill Patmon's letter to Cardale Jones.Ohio State’s Cardale Jones accomplished a great deal in 2014-2015, ascending from a third-string signal-caller to the starting quarterback for a team that won the Big Ten title, the Sugar Bowl and the College Football National Championship Game behind his leadership. It looks like he can add one more accolade to his repertoire too – an official congratulatory letter from Ohio House of Representatives member Bill Patmon.Patmon wrote to Jones, and used the QB’s nickname “12 Gauge” in the header, to congratulate him on his accomplishments. Jones posted a photo of the letter on Twitter.Cardale “12Gauge” Jones pic.twitter.com/ErDzXLqV6A— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) February 23, 2015Ironically, it’s not even a sure bet that Jones will be starting for the Buckeyes in 2015. There’s no word on whether Patmon also wrote to J.T. Barrett and Braxton Miller.last_img read more