Parents decorate doors for high school seniors missing graduation amid pandemic

first_imgDarla Pool (NEW YORK) — Families are decorating their porches and doors to celebrate the high school seniors who are missing graduation, prom and other milestone events as a result of stay-at-home orders amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.Darla Pool, a mom of two from Fresno, California, borrowed the idea from other parents on Facebook and encouraged fellow community members to do the same. Dozens of doorways are now decorated as Central High School East is closed until further notice.“[My daughter], she’s devastated,” Pool told ABC News’ Good Morning America, of her 17-year-old, Katelyn Pool. “They’re getting ready for this new chapter and some of them, they might not see each other again.”“I thought, ‘What a great way to give seniors the recognition they deserve?’” she said.Doors across Fresno are now accessorized with athletic jerseys, instruments, cheer poms, academic awards, medals and senior portraits.Senior Miranda Jones told GMA she’s sad she won’t be able to close out her final high school year with friends.“If I would’ve known March 13 was the last day of school, I would’ve taken pictures and hugged everyone a little tighter,” she said. “Decorating our doors was a way to connect all of us together, and to remind everyone that we are all in this together.”Pool said she’s collecting photos of doors to incorporate into a digital album for families.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Consignia posts its intention to outsource HR

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Consignia is set to outsource its HR administration in a 10-year deal worth£600 million in a bid to cut HR costs and update its IT systems. The troubled firm, which is losing £1.5 million a day, will put the contractout to tender in May and aims to sign an agreement this financial year. Gerry Smith, who is responsible for Consignia’s HR administration, whichcosts £60 million a year to run, said: “Currently our HR systems arepredominately paper-based. We want to equip ourselves with modern HR equipmentand processes in line with other modern employers.” The deal would include all the company’s 900 HR administration staff andprovide all areas of functional HR, such as payroll, benefits, sicknessabsence, training, and recruitment. Smith said the move would open the way for Consignia to modernise its HRsystems by increasing its use of e-HR. “The company has an intranet site, but it is not as well used forHR-type process as it might be,” he said. Consignia is looking for a large outsourcing firm with a proven track-recordin managing contracts on a similar scale. Related posts:No related photos. Consignia posts its intention to outsource HROn 23 Apr 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Al Pacino & Judith Light to Lead God Looked Away

first_imgAl Pacino and Judith Light (Photos: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images & Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Judith Light View Comments Star Files Next stop New York? Tony winners Al Pacino and Judith Light will headline God Looked Away at the Pasadena Playhouse. The previously reported project, directed by Robert Allan Ackerman, is scheduled to play a limited engagement February 8, 2017 through March 19.Dotson Rader’s stage adaptation of his 1985 book is a glimpse into a turbulent period in the life and career of one of America’s most mysterious, iconic artists: playwright-screenwriter-novelist Tennessee Williams.Pacino won Tony Awards for The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel and Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?, and received an additional nomination for The Merchant of Venice. His other Broadway credits include Glengarry Glen Ross, China Doll, Hughie, Chinese Coffee, American Buffalo and King Richard III. His many film credits include The Godfather trilogy, Scent of a Woman, Heat, Serpico, Scarface, Angels in America, Insomnia, Any Given Sunday, The Insider and Donnie Brasco.Recently seen on Broadway in Thérèse Raquin and off-Broadway in All the Ways to Say I Love You, Light won Tonys for her performances in Other Desert Cities and The Assembled Parties; she is also a two-time Emmy winner for One Life to Live. Light has received Golden Globe, Emmy and Critics’ Choice Television Award nominations for her work on Transparent.The development production will also star Takuma Anzai, Kevin Bailey, Garrett Clayton, Andrew Dits, Alexa Hamilton, Eddy Rioseco and Miles Gaston Villanueva.last_img read more

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The top threats to teen drivers may surprise you

first_imgAccording to youth.gov, October 14-20 is National Teen Driver Safety Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness of the serious risks today’s teens confront on the roads.The Federal Highway Administration reports that there were nearly 10 million licensed drivers aged 19 and younger in the U.S. as of July 2016. And, according to AAA, teen drivers are 9 times as likely as drivers 18 and older to be involved in a crash and 6 times as likely to be involved in a fatal crash.Statistics like this are sobering for any parent, any teen and anyone who shares the road with these young drivers. Understanding the risks and finding ways to help neutralize them are good first steps in striving for a safer, better driving experience for everyone. continue reading » 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Local gyms see uptick in business this time of year

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — It’s the first week of January and people are setting their goals for 2020. Many gyms in our area have membership deals at the start of the year. Check out their websites to take advantage of the offers. Local gyms are often the ones benefiting. So if you made your resolution to get back on the workout grind, stick with it. Not only will your body thank you, local businesses will too. “We are seeing people that are coming indoors that like to do exercises outdoors. We have a lot of members too that come in, they might go for a nice cool run outside even though it’s cold, then come back, use our sauna. So it’s kind of the best of both worlds,” said Martemucci. “We definitely see it picking up, which we expect every year, which is wonderful. We hope that it lasts,” said Martemucci. “A lot of people have their New Year’s resolutions, they’re looking to get back into the gym, to come up with a new exercise program to kick off the year. So it’s an exciting time for everybody,” said Riverwalk Athletic Club general manager Kristina Martemucci. “I see a lot of people come, and then I see a lot of people go. Shortly after,” said member Bob Mion. “I think it’s just that they lose interest in it, or they get misguided.” Around this time, there’s an uptick in business. In part because of the new year, but also because of the colder weather. But gyms can only hope that business lasts long past January. “Within the first few months, it typically dies down a little bit. There’s a couple factors though, people do start to go outside a little bit more when the weather gets nicer, but our numbers definitely go down as the year goes by,” said Martemucci.last_img read more

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Route 7 not too ‘precious’ for memorial

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I’m absolutely appalled by all of the opposition to the Holocaust memorial.Since when is Route 7, Troy-Schenectady Road, so “precious?” There’s a cemetery, strip mall and all kinds of commercial buildings along that road. And why should it be hidden? The Holocaust happened, folks, and it should be memorialized.Niskayuna is definitely not Rodeo Drive. What nonsense.PHYLLIS CHAPMANGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img

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State Agencies Monitoring Possible Impacts from Florence

first_img September 17, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter State Agencies Monitoring Possible Impacts from Florencecenter_img Press Release,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency is supplementing staffing in the Commonwealth Response Coordination Center to monitor conditions as remnants of Hurricane Florence move through the state, and to quickly respond to resource requests from impacted counties.“We have had a historically wet year, with much of the rain coming in the last few weeks,” said Governor Wolf. “Some parts of the state are under a flash flood watch, but everyone should keep a close eye on their local forecast and be mindful that conditions can change quickly.”According to the National Weather Service, periods of heavy rain may cause roadway or flash flooding later today into the overnight hours. There is also a slight risk for tornadic activity in southcentral Pennsylvania, along the I-81 corridor near Maryland.PEMA Director Rick Flinn said PEMA personnel are staffing the situation awareness unit and logistics section. Multiple state agencies are standing by, in the event that state resources are needed.Motorists can see incident alerts – such as closures due to flooding – on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com and clicking “Incidents.” 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.Pennsylvanians are also encouraged to follow ReadyPA on Twitter @ReadyPA and Facebook for the latest on the weather and how to prepare. PennDOT cautions motorists to never drive through flooded roadways, as it takes just two feet of fast-moving water to float a car. Anyone who drives around barriers intended to close a road can face increased penalties if emergency responders are called to rescue motorists who disregard traffic control signs.last_img read more

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Bulldogs Results At Home 6-Way Meet

first_imgThe Batesville wrestling team opened their season with their annual 6-way wrestling meet on Saturday Nov 19th.  Competing teams include: Brown County, Knightstown, Scottsburg, Shelbyville, and Southwestern. For the third year in a row Knightstown ended the day with a perfect record of 5-0.  The Bulldogs  ended the day in fourth place with 2 wins and 3 losses. Two of the three losses came down to just one individual bout which makes future victories for the Bulldogs look promising.  Batesville seniors Michael Deal and Jon Kurtz led the team with five victories over their opponents giving them a perfect start to their season.  Team results were:  Batesville 30, Knightstown 36; Batesville 36, Brown County 39; Batesville 40, Shelbyville 30; Batesville 27, Knightstown 51; Batesville 54, Scottsburg 18.  Individual Varsity results were:  Michael Deal 5-0, Jon Kurtz 5-0, Caleb Bischoff- Niese 4-1, Chris Schene 4-1, Jackson Wooldridge 4-1, JT Linkel 3-2, Jon Vincent 2-1, Axel Garcia 2-3, Drew Garbarini 2-3, Ethan Meyer 1-4, Xavier King 0-2. Individual JV Results:  Nick Nobbe 1-0, Malachi Kirby 0-1, Conner Bachelor 0-1, Jonah Chase 0-1.  Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Deal.last_img read more

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Arteta challenges Arsenal to live up to their FA Cup history

first_img Promoted ContentBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes Read Also:Messi predicts Champions League doom if Barca fail to change“Pure football reasons,” he replied over the decision to proceed without Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi for a number of weeks.“My decision is always that. My only ambition is to put the best squad and best players who give us the best balance on and off the field.” Loading… Mikel Arteta is not dwelling on Arsenal’s dismal recent record against Manchester City ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.Arteta took the reins at Emirates Stadium shortly after Pep Guardiola’ side sauntered to a 3-0 win in north London last December. That was City’s seventh win in nine attempts against the Gunners during Arteta’s stint as Pep Guardiola’s number two, and the tale of misery continued as Arsenal went down to another 3-0 loss at the Etihad Stadium in their first game after the Premier League restart.Indeed, City have won every match between the sides since losing at this stage of the FA Cup three years ago.However, Arsenal head to the national stadium buoyed by victory over champions Liverpool – who boasted a similarly imposing head-to-head record before a 2-1 midweek reverse – and Arteta insists lingering on past failures is no way to approach their remaining shot at silverware this season.center_img “I don’t know. He’s been there four years which for him is quite a long time already. And look at the success he’s had,” Arteta said.“He feels really happy there. He is surrounded with great people across the club and feels the players, the identity and the style belong to him as well. He feels really close to the fans.“I see him as really happy but I don’t know. That’s a question for him.”The futures of a number of key names at Arsenal have been a matter of conjecture since the resumption.Arteta restated his confidence that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is prepared to sign a new contract and confirmed talks with Real Madrid over making Dani Ceballos’ loan switch a permanent one remain ongoing.Mesut Ozil is training with the first-team squad ahead of the semi-final, with the head coach refusing to be drawn on his continued exile. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “It’s a different [City] team, we are a different team as well,” he said, having twice lifted the FA Cup under Arsene Wenger in his playing days.“I know their strength and I know the flexibility they have, the things they are going to try, but even then it is difficult to stop.“I want to focus on what we will try to do. If I worry about them, it’s not the message I want to send to the players.“[The message is] what we have to try to do to win the game, to give us the best chance to compete against them over the 90 minutes to give them difficulties. That’s the same as every game.“If I look at the trends before we played Liverpool, in the last two calendar years they had, you get depressed.“What I need now is energy, trust in my players, belief. It is the FA Cup, we have a lot of experience here, we have a history related to that. Let’s got for it.”City have won six of the past eight major honours on offer in English football and speculation remains over the next move of the man who has masterminded this run.Guardiola has one more year to run on his contract, which will mean his City tenure overtakes his previous longest stint in charge of a club – four years between 2008 and 2012 with Barcelona.Arteta is unsure whether his former colleague will make good on suggestions he is open to an extended stay, even in light of the Court of Arbitration for Sport lifting City’s two-season ban from UEFA competitions earlier this week, but he believes the 49-year-old’s happiness in Manchester is beyond doubt.last_img read more

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Reading confirm Adkins appointment

first_img Long-time assistant Andy Crosby will join Adkins at Reading and the pair will take the team to Arsenal on Saturday before a home meeting with Southampton. Royals owner Anton Zingarevich agreed the deal with Adkins on Monday night and is happy to have got his man. “I am delighted to bring Nigel to our club because he is perfect for us,” the Russian said in a statement. “He has great respect within the game, his CV speaks for itself and he has many attributes as a manager, he is progressive, he develops players, his teams play attacking, passing football but most of all he knows how to win games at all levels. “This is an appointment we have made both with the short and long term in mind and Nigel can take our club forward. “I know our supporters have been keen to hear news over the past two weeks and I am certain they will join me in saying it was worth the wait. “I wish Nigel and Andy nothing but good luck and now we focus on eight hugely important games in the Premier League. Our supporters will also play a vital part in the finale to the season and I am certain Nigel will get an excellent reception from our fans at the Emirates on Saturday.” Press Association Reading have confirmed Nigel Adkins as their new manager on a deal until the summer of 2016.center_img The Royals have been searching for a new boss since they sacked Brian McDermott two weeks ago, and former Southampton manager Adkins is the man they have opted for. The 48-year-old had been out of work since surprisingly losing his job with the Saints in January, with his sacking coming after back-to-back promotions. last_img read more

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