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first_imgby Alicia Freese February 28, 2013 Three House committees ‘ Appropriations, Ways and Means, and Education ‘ met Thursday to try to drill down into what is driving up school spending and how they can ‘ bend the cost curve.’But two superintendents, testifying about their school budgets, they warned lawmakers that they wouldn’ t find ‘ low-hanging fruit’ when looking for cost-cutting measures.For the most part, lawmakers threw out surprisingly concise three-or four-word solutions to the vexing issue of rising school costs ‘ and property taxes. The most common suggestion was to negotiate teacher contracts at a statewide level instead of at the local school board level.Townshend Elementary SchoolMultiple lawmakers also expressed a hankering to do away with so-called small schools support grants, which provide assistance for low-enrollment schools where the two-year average enrollment is less than 100 or where class size averages are 20 or fewer.Many of the ideas tossed around at the session were time-worn concepts that have consistently met with a frosty reception in local school districts, such as the calls for consolidation of supervisory unions and administrative costs, and recalibrating student-teacher ratios. There was also one suggestion to revamp the state’ s complex education finance system.Earlier in the afternoon, lawmakers had heard from the superintendents and the finance directors from two supervisory unions, Lamoille South and Rutland Northeast, who walked them through their budgets and discouraged them from pursuing school consolidation or doing away with grants that assist small schools with very few students.Rep. Peter Peltz, D-Woodbury, asked John Castle, the superintendent of Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union, if the district had contemplated consolidation when Act. 153, which provided consolidation incentives, was passed by the Legislature in 2009.‘ We had about a ten-minute conversation and we were done,’ Castle replied.Elmore, located in Lamoille South, runs a 20-student, one-room school for grades 1-3. It receives a small-school grant of about $40,000. At one point Rep. Martha Heath, chair of the Appropriations Committee, asked the superintendent, Tracy Wrend, which would be more cost-effective: keeping the school open or paying tuition for students to attend school at another location.Wrend said it was cheaper to keep the school open.Heath persisted, asking, ‘ If your small-school grant was taken, would it still be financially better?’‘ Yes,’ Wrend responded.John Pike, the finance director at Lamoille South, said increases in tuition rates to send students to adjacent schools and growing special education costs have fueled spending in the region, and declining enrollment is exacerbating the problem.Brenda Fleming, the business manager for Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union, said salaries and benefits increases ‘ and in particular the spike in health care premiums (now expected to rise 10.5 percent) ‘ along with growing special education costs are driving their spending.Both Castle and Wrend cautioned against legislation that will increase their costs. Castle pointed to Gov. Shumlin’ s proposal to make algebra and geometry mandatory for ninth and tenth graders; Wrend said agency fee bills, childcare unionization and pre-K bills will raise costs in her region.last_img read more

first_imgThe Dominica Meteorological Service has extended its flood warning for Dominica until 6:00 AM Saturday, September 12, 2015.A Flood Warning means that flooding is already occurring or will occur during the warning period.Weather forecasters say unstable conditions associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Grace which is now a tropical wave are expected to continue affecting Dominica during this afternoon.“This system will spread partly cloudy to cloudy skies along with pockets of moderate to heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms over some sections of the island. Rainfall accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are possible with isolated higher amounts,” the advisory indicates.“Due to the already saturated nature of the soil, any additional rainfall is likely to result in further flooding and landslides. Hence, residents in areas prone to flooding, landslides and falling rocks are urged to take all necessary precautions to protect life and property,” it adds.A gradual improvement in conditions is expected by Saturday afternoon.Further weather advisories can be obtained by calling (767) 447 5555 or via the Dominica Meteorological Service’s website. Sharing is caring! 969 Views   no discussions LocalNews UPDATE: Flood warning extended for Dominica by: Dominica Vibes News – September 11, 2015 Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

first_imgPremier League side Burnley have completed the signing of English defender Ben Gibson for a joint club-record fee.The 25-year-old joins the Clarets from English Championship side Middlesbrough after they paid £15m for his services to match the transfer fee that took New Zealand striker Chris Wood from Leeds United to the club last summer.He has signed a four-year deal to become the club’s first signing of the summer.Ben Gibson, who is the cousin of Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson, started his career at the North East club and went on to make his senior debut in 2011.He featured in all the 38 league games for Middlesbrough during the 2016/17 before the club suffered relegation back to the Championship.Relatedlast_img read more

first_img“John is a big, strong player with a high skill level who always competes hard and Cody is a dynamic guy offensively who was probably the best skater in Junior B hockey this past season. I’m very pleased that John and Cody have chosen to take the next step in their academic and hockey careers at Selkirk College.” Proctor, a 6-foot-4 winger, scored 16 times and totalled 41 points in 36 regular season games last season and tacked on another 14 points in 23 playoff contests.Over three-plus junior seasons split between the Ice Hawks and North Delta Devils, Proctor scored 43 goals and totalled 93 points in 116 games. He also saw 49 games of postseason action, including a trip to the PIJHL finals in 2010, picking up 18 points overall. “I’m very excited to attend Selkirk College this fall to further my education and continue to play the sport I love at a competitive and high level,” said Proctor, who lists his size, shot and playmaking ability amongst his strengths.”I’m a good teammate who always puts the team first. I also consider myself a disciplined agitator; I draw a lot of penalties but rarely take any myself.” “After winning the 2012 leaque championship with the Delta Ice Hawks, I’m hungry to win another at Selkirk,” he adds.”I am also looking forward to going back to school in a disciplined but positive and fun environment.” Fidgett, a 5-foot-11 winger, netted 16 goals and 28 points in 33 regular season games before leading the Ice Hawks with 24 points in 19 PIJHL postseason appearances and six points in four games at the Cyclone Taylor Cup.In 109 games with the Ice Hawks over three-plus seasons, Fidgett scored 55 goals and totalled 87 points in 109 regular season contests and excelled during the postseason with 34 goals and 59 points in 49 playoff appearances. “I’m excited for the opportunity to play the game I’m passionate about while furthering my education,” Fidgett explaind.”I like to think of myself as an unselfish team player who can create opportunities on every shift using my speed and ability to read the play. I’m looking forward to helping my team achieve their goals while raising my level of hockey and working towards a degree in business.” Proctor and Fidgett are the 12th and 13th players to commit to the Saints for the 2012/13 season. They join a forward group that includes Thomas Hardy (Aldergrove, PIJHL), Jackson Garrett (Comox Valley, VIJHL), Cole Thomson (Kerry Park, VIJHL),Scott Swiston (Creston, KIJHL), Connor McLaughlin (Fernie Ghostriders, KIJHL), Kyle Golz (Grandview, PIJHL), Matthew Luongo (Aldergrove, PIJHL) and Brodie Gibbon (Oceanside, VIJHL), as well as defenceman Brett Kipling (Melville, SJHL) and Dylan Smith (Richmond, PIJHL) and goaltender Stephen Wolff (Oceanside, VIJHL). The Selkirk College Saints hope two champions can bring championship experience to the West Kootenay college.Selkirk head coach Jeff Dubois is pleased to announce forwards Cody Fidgett (Richmond, B.C.) and John Proctor (Port Moody, B.C.) have committed to attend Selkirk College for the  2012/13 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season. Proctor and Fidgett recently completed their junior careers with the Pacific International Junior Hockey League’s Delta Ice Hawks, who they helped to a 2012 PIJHL Championship and a third place finish at the Cyclone Taylor Cup. “John and Cody both bring championship experience with a top-end junior organization in Delta,” Jeff Dubois said.last_img read more

first_imgNew Owners552512+7.8% Entries44,60343,393+2.8% An Owner Recruitment Manager will be employed in the coming weeks, whose role will focus on attracting new owners. In particular, the development and promotion of joint ownerships and syndicates will be a priority with various campaigns targeting new owners as well as those lapsed in recent years. Full details of this role can be found on Completing the new Department will be Caroline Townend who will join the team as the Ownership Administrator.The new Racehorse Ownership Department will aim to continue the progress made in 2016: Jason Morris, HRI’s Director of Racing, commented: “Attracting and retaining owners is a major priority for HRI, and it remains one of our biggest challenges. We are making progress which is reflected in the increasing ownership figures this year, but we need to build on this. We’re very conscious of the need to improve the experience for existing owners as well as attracting new people to racehorse ownership, which is why we will have one manager dedicated to owner relations and another targeting recruitment.”print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Jan  – Oct ’16Jan  –  Oct ’15Variance Individual Runners6,1125,862+4.3% Runners21,83421,082+3.6% Aidan McGarry has been appointed as Owner Relations Manager, moving from his role as Racehorse Ownership Manager within Irish Thoroughbred Marketing (ITM). The ownership department will retain its close links to ITM, even though operations will transfer to its parent company HRI, under the remit of Director of Racing, Jason Morris. Aidan will liaise with current owners, both domestic and international, helping to ensure that the ownership experience in Ireland is of a consistently high standard. A significant focus will be on working with racecourses to continue improving their facilities and raceday offerings for owners. Active Owners3,3593,319+1.2% Horses In Training7,9127,550+4.7% A new Racehorse Ownership Department has been created within Horse Racing Ireland (HRI), dedicated to the recruitment and retention of racehorse owners in Ireland. The new department will divide its focus between owner relations and owner recruitment.last_img read more

first_imgA former candidate in the Chatham-Kent-Leamington riding will again be representing the Green Party in this year’s federal election.Mark Vercouteren was announced Tuesday as the party’s candidate in the riding. He ran in the 2015 federal election, coming in fourth with 2.7 per cent of the vote.The Chatham-Kent resident also ran for the riding with the same name in last year’s provincial election, as well as the 2014 provincial election in Essex and the 2011 provincial election in Kitchener-Centre.Vercouteren grew up in Chatham-Kent and returned to Chatham in 2012. He spent his teenage years at his family’s fruit stand and greenhouse business and worked for various farmers, according to a news release.“This experience instilled a deep respect for the role that farmers play in communities across Canada, and the world,” the news release said.With four previous campaigns, the release noted he has a “high level of experience to present Green ideas” to people in the riding.“Mark looks forward to meeting with residents over the coming months to discuss ideas for building a strong, sustainable and compassionate community,” the release said.Four-term Conservative Party MP Dave Van Kesteren is stepping down this year. Dave Epp, a farmer from Leamington, was elected as the party’s candidate in November.Katie Omstead, a Leamington teacher who was raised in Chatham-Kent, was acclaimed for the Liberal Party in December. She lost to Van Kesteren in 2015 by just over 2,300 votes.The NDP has not yet announced a candidate in the riding.The federal election is expected to be held Oct. 21.– With files from Postmedia Networklast_img read more

first_imgThis year Smoky Mountain was invited to the State Dual Championship for the second year in a row.  The Mustangs were seeded 5th in the top of the West bracket and slated to face number 4 seed Hunter Huss at Chase High School.  Chase was the 1 seed and they were facing 8 seed Monroe High School.When I matched us up against Hunter Huss on paper it looked like a close match.  I knew our lightweights were going to have a really tough night as all of the Huss lightweights were solid up to 138.  We knew we were getting a forfeit at 106 which Hunter Lassiter picked up but the rest were experienced upper classmen against our lineup of freshmen and one sophomore.  I adjusted our lineup to cover the opening we hat at 132 and to create a better match up at 120 but it didn’t work out as well as I had hoped.  We didn’t pick up a win until Jeffery Woodard stepped on the mat at 138.  He matched up against an excellent wrestler and fell behind in the first period but never lost his cool and wrestled at his pace and kept intense pressure on his opponent wearing him down and pinned him late in the second period.  Following Woodard’s win Andy Houston at 145 took a quick 1 minute pin and things picked up for us.  Tony Houston at 152 ran into an excellent counter wrestler and lost along with Gabe Rodriguez at 160.  Coleman Elders stepped in at 170 and at the end of the first period fought to a 0 to 0 score but took control in the second period and pinned his opponent with 30 seconds remaining in the period for the win.  From there we had a tough run through 182 to 220 but Andrew Lillard at 285 closed out the match with a hard fought decision win 6 to 1.The final score was Hunter Huss 51, Smoky Mountain 27.  This ended out dual meet season.  We are now focusing all of our efforts on the regional tournament set for 10 and 11 Feb at West Lincoln High School.last_img read more

first_imgRelated Posts Two months ago, Amazon – which has taken to sharing some of its massive computing power with mere mortals as a means of developing additional revenue streams – announced that they were developing a content-delivery network (CDN) to complement their existing Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) offering. Today, they unveiled the beta version of that service, named Amazon CloudFront. Boasting a now-familiar, pay-as-you-go pricing model, Amazon CloudFront promises to make CDN an affordable addition for any site looking to gain more efficient content delivery.In a day and age where more and more applications are built on the Web, availability and scalability are critical concerns for the companies developing these apps. And that has made the business of content delivery an extremely lucrative one. Unfortunately for smaller players, the pricing of content-delivery services has been prohibitive at best, leaving more traditional CDNs out of reach for small to medium size businesses. With CloudFront, Amazon hopes to tap this under-served market.At the time of Amazon’s original announcement, ReadWriteWeb’s Frederic Lardinois observed:“With this new service, Amazon is going up against a number of established companies, including Akamai and Limelight, which are almost synonymous with content delivery…. Just like Amazon’s S3 and E2 shook up the market for online storage and cloud computing, this new CDN solution will surely drive down the prices for content delivery.”[Update] Those Amazon Web Service efforts have enabled Amazon to gain considerable mindshare among fans of cloud computing. A recent survey from CloudCamp and Appistry – featuring a small but knowledgeable sample of cloud computing experts – placed Amazon well ahead of Google as the company that “will play the largest role in the future of cloud computing.” Those surveyed also pointed to “cost reduction” as one of the leading drivers for adopting cloud computing.CloudFront appears to have answered concerns about both cost and reliability for smaller organizations. The service leverages the same Amazon infrastructure that has made S3 such a popular solution – with eight edge locations in the US alone – and the pricing seems to fall in line with the affordable S3 offering, as well. Amazon is recommending users deploy the service for serving up frequently accessed Web site components, distributing software, and publishing popular media files like audio or video. Who are the early adopters? Popular deal-a-day site Woot is taking advantage of the new pay-as-you-go service to deliver product photos. Luke Duff, Retail IT Director at Woot, claims that the new service has so simplified the aggravating prospect of dealing with imagery that he now “can feel the rage melting away” thanks to CloudFront. Social-gaming platform, Playfish, doesn’t seem to have as much pent-up hostility, but they have used the service to reduce the delay customers experience when accessing apps.To take advantage of the new service, Amazon users can save their objects to an S3 “bucket” and then register that bucket with CloudFront. That makes those objects accessible via a simple API call. Customers in the US and Europe can use the service for $0.170 per GB out for the first 10TB per month. Customers in Japan and Hong Kong see slightly higher rates at $0.220 per GB and $0.210 per GB, respectively. For all locations, prices per gig decline as usage rates increase. To test drive the beta service, visit Amazon CloudFront. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting rick turoczy 1center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Amazon#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

first_imgPinterest partnerships with name brands and Etsy focus on a personalized holiday strategyYou are here: HomeDigital MarketingPinterest partnerships with name brands and Etsy focus on a personalized holiday strategy Pinterest is giving a handful of brands special gift-finding tools to help with their holiday strategies on the platform. Macy’s, Lowe’s and Kohl’s have all launched Pinterest “gift globes,” and the company partnered with Etsy to develop “The Etsy Gift Guide” — all tools designed to deliver a personalized shopping experience.Retailer Gift Globes. Pinterest partnered with Macy’s, Lowe’s and Kohl’s to design a special gift-finder tool to help users find gift ideas. Users enter who they are shopping for, and the gift globes deliver a personalized list of gift options from the retailers based on criteria.Macy’s Pinterest gift globe search by interests:To surface more gift ideas, users can shake their phone on the mobile version of the app, and the gift globe will display new product options. Clicking on the “Buy now” button listed under the product will launch a purchase page within Pinterest.To promote the gift globes, each of the three brands used Pinterest Promoted Videos at maximum width or Promoted Pins to drive more users to their customized gift globe platform.The Etsy partnership. Pinterest has also designed an “Etsy Gift Finder” to help Pinterest users find items from the handmade-centric marketplace. Similar to the gift globe, the Etsy tool lets shoppers complete a virtual gift tag that helps narrow the type of gift they’re looking to find.The virtual gift tag leads to an Etsy personalized product page where users can purchase items directly from the marketplace.Like Macy’s, Kohl’s and Lowe’s, Etsy is using maximum-width Promoted Videos and Promoted Pins featuring the gift finder to drive more Pinterest users to the platform.Why it matters. Jacqueline Ball, lead creative director and digital strategist for Sozoe Creative digital marketing agency, says Pinterest is underrated for retail marketers.“Between its recent partnership with Etsy to develop The Etsy Gift Finder and major retailers Kohl’s, Lowe’s and Macy’s to create Gift Globes, Pinterest is set to dominate the holiday shopping season. Traditionally, Pinterest has been one of the most underrated social media platforms for marketers, and these partnerships are evidence that some brands have caught on to this secret,” says Sozoe Creative’s lead digital strategist.Ball said, over the past three years, Pinterest has been the strongest platform for running a keyword-based strategy for their clients. “Sometimes producing results as high as 400 to 500 percent return on adverting spend (ROAS) each month,” said Ball. “Additionally, Pinterest’s earned media potential provides a significant advantage to the platform, as every ‘re-pin’ a pin receives, 11 more profiles see that content.”In a survey of Pinterest users conducted by Toluna, 87 percent of participants said Pinterest helped them find the right products for the holidays last season. Pinterest’s partnerships with these brands help deliver more personalized shopping experiences for holiday shoppers.The post Pinterest partnerships with name brands and Etsy focus on a personalized holiday strategy appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Pinterest partnerships with name brands and Etsy focus on a personalized holiday strategy Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 Posted on 17th November 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+sharelast_img read more