Riverhead Students Empowered To Share

first_imgThe Riverhead Central School District is continuing its efforts to ensure the school community feels safe and supported by implementing Shareit, an anonymous reporting platform.“Safety is the number one concern of our board of education and administration,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Aurelia Henriquez said. “Shareit allows our school community — students, faculty, staff, parents, and residents — an opportunity to share positive feedback on school climate and speak out about safety, security, and wellness-related concerns in a non-threatening arena. We will continue to research programs that best fit our student population and promote safety and wellness.”Although users can report known issues or share positive news on an anonymous basis, the platform does offer the option to identify oneself. Once a report is submitted, it is sent directly to school officials for review, and appropriate action will follow. The Shareit widget can be found in the lower right corner of the district’s website — www.riverhead.net — as well as on each individual school webpage.desiree@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

Air Liquide Engineering wins contracts

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Plug Power meets projected targets

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New Broward county programs provide new options for a high school…

first_imgResidents in Broward county seeking to complete their high school diplomas can now head to library, thanks to the new Career Online High school program, available throughout the county library system. The Broward program, which will offer high school degrees and career certifications, is one of 11 pilot projects being introduced by the state.To participate in the program, an individual must be at least age 19, a resident of Broward County, a member of the Library system, and completed at least Grade 9 in high school. Participants must also take and pass courses in Math, English Social Studies, Science, and a career elective. The course takes approximately 18 months and is available online daily. Under the program, full scholarships valuing $1,300 will also be offered to 75 county residents to complete their diplomas.In addition to the GED test, County librarian Matthew Union explained the pilot program will also provide career training electives in childcare and education, homeland security, transportation services, office management, retail customer service, food customer service, and general career preparation.The new program means good news for Martha Champion, who operates an adult career center in Miami that offers GED course and tests. Champion says her program has seen a “significant increase, of over 300 percent,” in individuals seeking to pursue their GED. “Unlike other tests that can be taken online, the GED tests cannot. This has created a choke in the high demand for the certificate.”Although 22-year-old Canute Smelly obtained his GED last May, he says he is most interested in the career-focused component of the online program.“I now have the GED, but I don’t have a career,” Smelly said. “I want to be an airport security officer, but need training. I would love to get into this new program and improve my qualifications.”last_img read more

Superintendent Robert Runcie tours Lauderdale Lakes schools

first_imgOn Thursday, Dr. Robert Runcie, Broward County School Board Superintendent made several stops the City of Lauderdale Lakes. During the Superintendent’s visit he met with Mayor Hazelle Rogers, City Manager Phil Alleyne, and additional staff to discuss the local schools  and their safety in the City of Lauderdale Lakes. According to Mayor Hazelle Rogers, the City of Lauderdale Lakes is heavily involved with the Broward County Schools located within the City limits. City staff has been actively engaged in the schools noting their participation in the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship(NFTE) and the National Community Planning Month of programming. During the meeting the Mayor and Dr. Runcie spoke about additional funding sources for School Resource Officers(SRO) and the Guardian Program which will help offset the expense to provide trained SRO officers in each campus located in the “We Care” City. Extensive training being conducted Dr. Runcie spoke about the extensive amount of training that is being conducted to ensure the safest schools are provided to the children in Lauderdale Lakes and all of Broward County.  Mayor Rogers discussed the legislative issues that will impact the City of Lauderdale Lakes and the importance of working in collaboration with the School Board and other entities to ensure the best results  for all involved.The meeting concluded with a tour of the 2 Broward County Elementary Schools located in Lauderdale Lakes: Oriole Elementary and Park Lakes Elementary School. Dr. Runcie, Mayor Rogers and city staff had the opportunity to visit  classrooms , speak with the Principals, and thoroughly  enjoy a brief math lesson with an excellent group of fourth graders.last_img read more

Jamaica Confirms Community Spread of COVID-19; Island Braces for Increase in…

first_imgJamaican authorities on Friday hinted at the possibility of introducing new measures from Monday next week, including curfew restrictions to deal with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) after indicating that the virus is now island-wide.Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton, speaking at a virtual news conference is moving into the community transmission phase and that the virus can no longer be easily traced from one person to the other.Officials from the Ministry of Health and Wellness have been holding talks with representatives of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Tufton said Jamaicans should assume that everyone they come in contact with has the virus and should take on the individual responsibility of wearing masks and following protocols.On Thursday, the island reported that two more persons had died from the virus, pushing the total to 29, while 74 new positives cases had been recorded.The two latest COVID-19-related deaths are of an 81-year old female and a 35-year-old male who both had comorbidities, namely diabetes and hypertension.The island has also recorded one additional case of a coincidental death of a person confirmed with SARS-CoV-2. This is a case that was previously recorded as a death under investigation. The case is a 56-year-old male from Clarendon.The 74 new positives cases bring to 2,896 the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases with 1,873 being active cases.Tufton told reporters that over the next six to eight weeks, the population may see a steep rise in the COVID cases as more people are expected to seek medical attention in public and private institutions.He said this new phase of virus spread may mean more effective measures to reduce spread of the virus to protect the vulnerable population and that health teams are currently examining protocols that would be issued soon.Tufton said that the measures will be introduced as early as Monday and could include increased curfew restrictions islandwide, stay at home orders for the elderly as well as a re-emphasis on work from home orders in the private and public sector and further tightening on restrictions on public gatherings.CMClast_img read more

Former employee wins lawsuit against DASPA

first_img Share LocalNews Former employee wins lawsuit against DASPA by: – April 11, 2014 Sharing is caring! Ambo, who was a shift supervisor at DASPA, was dismissed by the Chief Executive Officer, Benoit Bardouille (UWP photo) The Dominica Air and Sea Ports Authority (DASPA) has been ordered to pay its former employee, Kenrick Ambo in excess of thirty-three thousand dollars for wrongful dismissal.Ambo, who was a shift supervisor at DASPA, was dismissed by the Chief Executive Officer, Benoit Bardouille in 2010 after he refused to work as an ordinary security officer considering his position.He filed a claim against the Dominica Air and Sea Ports Authority through his attorney Laurina Vidal Telemaque for wrongful dismissal, loss salary, certain allowances and aggravated damages.In Justice Errol L Thomas’ ruling handed down on April 11, 2014, Ambo was awarded $2000.00 for displacement allowance, $555.00 for money deducted from his salary for sick days, $2024.00 for loss of increments and loss of salary $19, 390.00.Justice Thomas who described Bardouille’s actions as “highhanded, insulting or oppressive towards Mr Ambo” also awarded him $10, 000 for aggravated damages. In total he was awarded $33, 969.00.“In essence the court’s judgment is that the CEO of the Port, being Mr Benoit Bardouille, had no power to ask the claimant, that is Kenrick Ambo to perform duties of an ordinary security officer without regard to his position as a shift supervisor,” Vidal-Telemaque told Dominica Vibes. Justice Thomas also ruled that Ambo’s excuse for not performing the duties of an ordinary security officer was “a reasonable excuse because as far as Mr Ambo was concerned, that order was an unlawful order”. He further ruled that there were different options available to Bardouille in disciplining Ambo instead of dismissing him. “He had the option of warning him or suspending him but Mr Bardouille chose the option of summarily dismissing him and the court felt that considering the fact that Mr Ambo had never been disciplined before, by the Port Authority, that Mr Bardouille’s actions were not warranted in the circumstances,” Vidal-Telemaque explained.The Port Authority’s defence was that Ambo’s dismissal was not wrongful and did not accede to his request for damages; hence the matter went to trial on April 31, 2013.DASPA was represented by senior counsel Alick Lawrence with Vincia Auguiste.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img 288 Views   one comment Share Tweetlast_img read more

Carib Chief calls for more productivity in Territory

first_imgCarib Chief, Charles Williams (Press Attache photo)Newly sworn in Carib Chief, Charles Williams has called for more productivity within the Carib Territory.Williams, who addressed the ceremony to inaugurate the new chief and council on August 22, 2014, urged residents to utilize the vacant lands for agricultural purposes as a source of income.“We have to be a little more productive, we have to be a little more responsible, we have to be a little more working people”.“When you drive through the Carib Territory from one end to the other, order than the few coconut trees that you see, all the land is practically looking vacant,” he said.Chief Williams says residents must plant other crops beside bananas, in order to revive agriculture in the Carib Territory.“It is true that the banana industry went down and we have not found an agricultural crop that can replace the banana industry for us to bring back the kind of life that we were enjoying under the banana industry, there are other crops that we can still grow to put food on our table”.The Chief noted that the lack of jobs among residents there has forced young men and women into illegal activities.“When I look around, and I see the young men and women, six o’clock in the morning a young man coming by my home drunk”.“Drugs and alcohol is having a disastrous effect on the minds of the young people, because we do not have meaningful employment in the Carib Territory some of us think that all is gone,” Chief Williams said.He encouraged the residents of the Territory that all is not lost and that they should find positive things to occupy their time and energy.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews Carib Chief calls for more productivity in Territory by: – August 25, 2014 Sharecenter_img 99 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img read more

UFC 200: TJ Dillashaw vs Raphael Assuncao

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – UFC 200 is right around the corner, July 9th from the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Nevada. It is set to be the biggest card in UFC History because of a stacked card. We here at NEO Sports thought it would be a fun idea to break each match down one blog at a time. Because the card is so loaded we felt each match needed more than a few sentences. So over a 12 day stretch, you will see a breakdown of all 12 GIGANTIC matches. Enjoy!Today’s match up is Raphael Assuncao vs TJ DillashawTJ Dillashaw defeated Bantamweight champion and top 5 pound for pound Renan Barão twice in one year to capture the title. He won his first 12 of 14 MMA fights and appeared to be headed for a long run with the belt until he ran into the buzz saw named Dominic Cruz back at UFC Fight Night in January where he lost his title in a razor thin split decision.Dillashaw was pissed, and rightfully so that Faber got the next title shot at Cruz before he could get his deserved rematch. He will have his hands full with Raphael Assuncao. The man from Brazil is 23-4 and riding a 7 fight winning steak, including one over Dillashaw at UFC Fight Night in October 2013.However, the biggest problem facing Assuncao is injuries as he hasn’t fought since October 2014. He will be rusty and Dillashaw will take advantage. My pick is Dillashaw by third round TKO. You can follow Vince McKee on Twitter at VinceTheAuthor Vince McKee Related TopicsRaphael AssuncaoTj DillashawUFC 200 read more