爱上海,上海419论坛,上海龙凤419 – Powered by Brooklynn Wilbert!

Category Archives: rbvgptam

Progress to Modernize Science Education Standards Continues as Content Team Announced

Posted on by

first_img Education,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf announced the progress continues on updating Pennsylvania’s science education standards. The Department of Education (PDE) today briefed the State Board of Education and identified 60 education professionals to serve as content experts to draft the new standards. A draft of the revised benchmarks will be publicly available this fall.The state board initiated the review last year to revise the standards and align them with current research and best practices, including a review of Next Generation Science Standards.“Science is a vital part of our educational system and an integral component in a changing economy,” Governor Wolf said. “My administration has been making significant investments in science education through PAsmart, and we must modernize science standards so students have the knowledge and skills for good careers in emerging industries.”Science standards serve as the basis for curriculum development and instruction in schools. Currently, the state Board of Education regulations include two sets of standards related to science – Science and Technology and Environment and Ecology.“The Wolf administration recognizes that expanding access to computer science and STEM education is critical for preparing our students for an ever-changing workforce, and that updating science standards is an important part of this initiative,” said Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera.As part of its review, PDE held a series of 12 public meetings engaging more than 900 stakeholders earlier this year to receive feedback from educators, parents and other community members. A detailed report of all stakeholder input was compiled to inform the recommendations of the committee drafting the new standards.“Hearing directly from educators, parents and other individuals at public meetings is essential to helping the board develop new standards,” said Board Chairperson Karen Farmer White. “We look forward to receiving the recommendations from the committees as the next step in this priority project.”The department also sought volunteer content experts to serve on the committee drafting the new standards. The board today approved 60 education professionals to serve on the Content Committee and an additional 18 individuals to serve on a Steering Committee to work in tandem with the Content Committee.View a list of committee members.As part of his commitment to science and technology education, the governor launched the innovative PAsmart initiative to support K-12 computer science and STEM education, registered apprenticeships, and job training.For more information about Pennsylvania’s education policies and programs, please visit the Department of Education’s website or follow PDE on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.View this information in Spanish. Progress to Modernize Science Education Standards Continues as Content Team Announced May 06, 2020center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Multinational Dow to concentrate European DC plans in Belgium

Posted on by

first_imgChemicals giant Dow is to concentrate its European defined contribution (DC) schemes in a Belgium-based cross-border pension fund, starting with its Dutch DC plans.It is to place the Dutch DC plans – with combined assets of €45m and 1,900 participants – with UnitedPensions, the cross-border vehicle of Aon Hewitt.However, Dow’s current closed defined benefit (DB) plan in the Netherlands, comprising €2.5bn of pension assets, will remain with its Dutch pension fund, the company made clear in a newsletter.Ed d’Hooghe, Dow’s director of human resources and vice chairman of the Dutch scheme, said the firm’s DC scheme in the UK was to be next to join United Pensions, to be followed by its DC pension funds in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. He made clear the decision was aimed at achieving benefits of scale and costs savings, as well as improving the portability of pensions for staff moving between countries. Dow to relocate DC schemes to Belgian cross-border fundCurrently, Dow has three DC plans in the Netherlands, two of which are being implemented by a low-cost DC vehicle (PPI), i-PensionSolutions, and the third by Dow Pensioenfonds itself.D’Hooghe indicated that the decision to relocate the Dutch pensions was in part triggered by the PPI contracts expiring and Dow developing plans for European DC arrangements.“After comparing the propositions of Dutch PPIs, we concluded that the international option would be the best.”According to d’Hooghe, UnitedPensions’ life cycle came on top in a survey by consultants Mercer and Milliman.He said that the pan-European pension fund would also be cheaper to run in the longer term after more Dow schemes have joined.“As we are satisfied with the current solution, starting a cross-border DB pension fund does not seem to be efficient”Ed d’Hooghe, Dow director of human resources and vice chairman of its Dutch schemeIn conformity with Dutch legislation, the Dutch participants of the cross-border scheme will have the choice between fixed and variable benefits after retirement, and will also be entitled to shop around for the best deal.However, Aon Hewitt in Belgium will also offer benefits, Dow made clear.The company’s Dutch pension fund will continue to independently implement its remaining DB plan.According to its vice chair, it had a sufficient number of active participants and funding of 117.5% as at the end of November.“We want to improve coverage to more than 120% and subsequently start reducing investment risk,” said d’Hooghe.He said that setting up a pan-European DB scheme, as Dupont, BP and ExxonMobil have done, was not a priority for Dow.“This would require a significant transition. As we are satisfied with the current solution, starting a cross-border DB pension fund does not seem to be efficient,” he explained.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

MPs urged to reconsider allowing police ‘discretion’ over drugs

Posted on by

first_imgNewsHub 8 May 2019Family First Comment: It’s important that young people fear prosecution of using illegal drugs because it’s a “deterrent from use”. – Family First NZMPs have been pleaded to rethink a clause in proposed drug law reforms that would allow discretion for police to prosecute for possession and use of drugs.The Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill intends to address the harm caused by synthetic drugs, and others, by ensuring that those who import, manufacture, and supply the drug are targeted – not those who use them.But some submitters to select committee on Wednesday said they’re concerned about “discretion” not being clear enough. They also said the “therapeutic” approach might encourage young people to try drugs.Ross McCook, chief executive of Auckland charity group Heart for Youth Trust, said while he had no arguments about cracking down on synthetic drugs, he was concerned about the health-based approach expected of police.“How can police make that decision? What does that even mean?” he asked. “Police are going to throw their hands up and say it’s too difficult.”McCook added: “Criminal conviction is the only thing stopping children from trying drugs. We need compassion but we also need a bar that’s going to be preventative.”Under the proposed law changes, people caught possessing and using illegal drugs would face lighter charges. Police would not prosecute for possession, and personal use would merit an approach where users would be considered for rehab.Bob McCoskrie, national director of conservative Christian lobby group Family First New Zealand, told MPs it’s important that young people fear prosecution of using illegal drugs because it’s a “deterrent from use”.McCoskrie said: “We support the intent of the Bill to allow [police] consideration [of a health-based approach], but not requirement of a health-based approach for low-level or first-time drug use and possession.”READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/05/mps-pleaded-to-reconsider-allowing-police-discretion-over-drugs.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

10 signs you’re with the person you should marry

Posted on by

first_img Sharing is caring! 230 Views   no discussions Share We all know it’s common to “kiss a lot of frogs” before finding the right partner. The good news? It’s all worth it, because once you do find your match everything else begins to fall into place. Last year, I was insecure about having a serious boyfriend when I didn’t have full-time employment. I thought I had nothing to offer without a cool job, but the man I adore ended up helping me get to where I need to be career-wise, and the individual you’re meant to end up with will do the same and more. You may not immediately know that your significant other is going to be your spouse someday, but here are some signs that you two are bound for life.10. You have similar long-term goalsThis doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in the same line of work. That can be good too, but wanting the same things long-term — whether it’s having kids, a house, or lots of vacations — will help you through any obstacles you may face.9. You like each other’s familiesIt’s true that you don’t just marry your soulmate, but his/her family as well. Many people complain about the in-laws and this doesn’t indicate your union is doomed, but life is so much easier when everyone gets along for the most part. I’m lucky my current beau’s parents and sister are awesome, but a former flame’s dad was unkind and distrustful of me, so I figured out pretty quickly that I hadn’t met the right guy yet.8. You miss him/her when you’re apartWanting to be with the person you love all of the time doesn’t make you needy or annoying. It shows you cherish that person deeply and understand every experience — whether big or small — is better with him/her around. I enjoy watching The Simpsons in bed, but I always laugh harder at Homer’s antics when my S.O. is there cackling with me. Alone time is healthy, but so is wanting to giggle and chat with your favorite person in the world after a rough day at work.7. You’re always thinking about how your decisions affect each otherConsidering a new job? You’re also thinking about how it would fit with your S.O.’s schedule and needs, especially if you live together and share finances. This works both ways, so if he’s mulling over a drastic career change and wants to move to the other side of the world or country, he should also want to take you with him.6. You don’t want any secretsFor the longest time, I was scared to stay over at my boyfriend’s house because I had a major sleeptalking/walking problem that had been going on for years. I was embarrassed about doing something ridiculous in the middle of the night but he assured me he wouldn’t judge my behavior — he just wanted me there. Sure enough, I was so relaxed with him that my sleep yelling/walking issues went away in his presence. I’m glad I explained my hesitation up front so we could find a solution.The closer you are to someone, the more important things you’ll reveal about yourself — from your salary to your family history. The more they know, the more they understand you. The less-than-appealing stuff is important, too. The right person wants all of you, not just his/her idealized version of you, because that’s not real.5. Other people comment on how great you are togetherIf parents, friends, siblings and relatives can see how happy you make each other, you know it’s going to last. On that note, how cute are Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield? You don’t need to know them to understand what an awesome pair they make. These two should get married TODAY.4. You’ve survived tough times and blowoutsAs much as I admire couples who claim they never fight over anything, I think there’s something to be said about having productive arguments. Life partnership isn’t all snuggles and kisses, so it’s important to know you can get through disagreements before you tie the knot. There will be many rough days when you’re exhausted, chasing screaming children around the house and having unpleasant conversations about money and taxes, but if you can get through the fighting and awkward discussions without too many tears, you can handle marriage.3. You don’t have to look nice for each other all the timeThough you still like to dress up and surprise the other person with a pretty outfit, you two can be messy and lazy around each other and not even think twice about it.2. You’re a good teamTo paraphrase my former D.C. mentor Matt Lewis, it’s crucial to choose a partner with whom you can go to battle. As earlier stated, life presents us with plenty of battles, and the person you marry should be willing and able to fight them alongside you. That person should also be like a good reliable teammate. This may sound unromantic, but having someone who is there for you day in and day out, for better or worse, is as sweet as it gets.1. You already know what you’d say during your wedding vowsWhen it comes to the other person, you can always articulate what makes him/her so amazing and why you’ll be there for them forever. Whether you’re “engaged to be engaged” or just having fun dating, you know you’re going to love this person until the very end. You want everyone to recognize how lucky you are to have this person in your life.Hello Giggles LifestyleRelationships 10 signs you’re with the person you should marry by: – August 28, 2014center_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Batesville Middle School Wrestlers Battle Madison

Posted on by

first_imgBatesville Middle School Wrestlers were put back on the mat Tuesday night as they hosted visiting Madison Junior High.The evening started out on a high note as Nathaniel Robinson and JT Linkel both had wins by fall.  Nathaniel set the bar high as the 80 pound grappler had a quick 30 second pin in the first period.As the night progressed with great performances from both teams, the additional pins from Jackson Wooldridge and Alex Plemmons let off a great deal of excitement in the Middle School Gym.Even though the Bulldogs were defeated 81-30, 20 hard fought matches were witnessed.  The evening ended with junior varsity action, where the bulldogs saw a win by fall from Chris Lainez.The Bulldogs will be back on the mat Thursday evening as the Fighting Knights from South Dearborn visit for a 5:30 Match.Submitted by Cassie Mumaw.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Jimmie Rollins

Posted on by

first_imgThis year Jimmie Rollins, a veteran baseball player, is playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers.  This is special to Jimmie because it is Jackie Robinson’s old team.  Rollins stated in Sports Illustrated that when he first wore the No. 42 it was a surreal feeling.Rollins grew up in Oakland and as a kid watched his mom play professional softball.  Right then and there he decided he wanted to play baseball in front of crowds of people.  Besides his mom’s influence, he watched Ricky Henderson play for the A’s.    Ricky had a flair that intrigued Rollins, so he would practice sliding into base like Henderson.  To his mom’s dismay, he was doing it in their living room.Every year Jimmie honors Buck O’Neill, a negro league pioneer, by wearing his socks high every Sunday.  For those of you who are too young to remember, in the old days no one wore their baseball pants down to their ankles.last_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Sissoko wants more of the same

Posted on by

first_imgMoussa Sissoko is hoping there is much more to come from Newcastle after announcing his arrival on Tyneside in style with a match-winning display against Chelsea. Sissoko’s introduction to English football has been little short of spectacular, and the early signs are that the fee his new employers paid for him – officially undisclosed, but understood to be in the region of £2million – is another bargain. He continued: “I gave 100 per cent, the very best I could. I was signed to do that, to give everything to fight from the first to the 90th minute. “That’s what I tried to do, even though it’s not always easy. I went out there from the very first minute until the very last minute and worked as hard as I could.” Sissoko’s heroics made him an instant hit at St James’ Park as the Toon Army rose to acclaim a new talisman. He said: “I’m settling in really well. When I am not training, I walk around the city and the supporters will come over and ask me for an autograph, and it makes me feel fantastic when that happens.” The 23-year-old France international’s second-half double rescued victory from the jaws of defeat for the Magpies as the European champions succumbed late in the day once again. Alan Pardew’s men moved six points clear of the relegation zone as a result but January signing Sissoko knows there is still much hard work to do. He said: “I am very happy, but we can’t forget the fact that this was a team performance. The team worked together. I played well, but it was a team effort. We came away with three points as a team and I hope we can go away and continue to perform like that to climb up the Premier League as high as we possibly can.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Redknapp relishes vital victory

Posted on by

first_img Esteban Cambiasso’s measured finish gave the visitors the lead early on but QPR fought back and were ahead at the break courtesy of a Wes Morgan own goal and a first goal for the club from Leroy Fer. Leicester levelled through Jeffrey Schlupp before a fifth goal in as many games from Charlie Austin gave Redknapp’s side what could prove to be a vital win. “It was an excellent performance,” said Redknapp. “There was a lot of pressure on the game today, when you are stuck at the bottom you know that if you don’t win, even a draw, you come away and you are still cut adrift. “To get three points has put us right back in there again. There about eight teams still down there in a relegation battle – you haven’t got to be that clever to pick them out, that is how it is going to be all year but I feel we can get out of it.” Redknapp also praised the character of his squad to remain in the match despite falling behind early on and felt the win was a culmination of good work in recent games. “We came back,” he said. “We could have felt sorry for ourselves in that opening five minutes but we didn’t, we came back strong and we made lots of chances. In an open contest, which saw a record 51 chances on goal, QPR showed just enough to seal a 3-2 win in the first of a series of fixtures Redknapp has labelled as a “very important period” in his side’s bid to survive this season. The Foxes replace Rangers at the foot of the Barclays Premier League table after the result, which saw Nigel Pearson’s side take the lead with their first goal in 504 minutes of football. QPR boss Harry Redknapp believes a close-fought victory over Leicester was crucial to keeping his side from losing ground in the battle to avoid relegation. “It was an open, attacking game – an excellent game I thought with both teams going for it. We went one down in the first five minutes and it was their first goal in a while. They are a dangerous team on the counter attack. “We swarmed people forward but they were always dangerous on the counter The first half was as good as we have played. They created one or two on the break but I thought we were very good. “I felt the last five or six weeks that we have been playing very well. Like every manager I don’t feel like we got the points we deserved from those games. Certainly the Liverpool game here, Chelsea away and Man City – but we have been playing well.” Having broken their goalscoring duck, it could have been easy to point a finger at Leicester’s defence for slipping to a fifth defeat in six games. But Pearson was pleased with the efforts of his back-line and felt both sides did their utmost to take the points in a frenetic encounter. “It was a game in which both sides tried to win and, unfortunately for us today, we didn’t win it,” he said. “What you could say about us today is that we were a bit wasteful at times. I thought our defenders played very well – that is not the reason we conceded goals. “We created enough chances to win it. Our defenders did alright, there were some great blocks in the first half and I thought we, as a defensive unit, were fine. “Players did not track runners and your defenders are not responsible for that. We have started the game well enough and created chances throughout, it is a game we should have won in many ways.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

Syracuse defense struggles for second game in a row

Posted on by

first_imgJohn Tillman glanced down at the final box score on the table in front of him and then looked up while scratching his head.“I’m shocked,” the Maryland head coach said.He had just been asked about the final margin after the No. 5 Terrapins’ 16-8 win over No. 2 Syracuse at the Carrier Dome on Saturday. The Terps dominated the Orange at the faceoff X, took 55 shots to SU’s 32 and picked up 19 more ground balls.But a much more simple statistic caught Tillman’s eye.“We know this just doesn’t happen,” he said. “A 10-goal quarter and scoring this much against Syracuse is rare.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut after SU’s 17-16 win over Albany last weekend, it’s the second time in as many games that the Orange has given up 16 goals.Syracuse jumped out to a 4-2 lead early in the second quarter and its defense was mitigating Maryland’s deliberate attack. But then Charlie Raffa got into a groove at the X against Chris Daddio, and Syracuse wouldn’t find consistent possession until minutes into the third.That’s when the walls of the defense fell down. An eight-goal run that spanned 4:11 saw the Terrapins take advantage of two of three man-up opportunities, run circles around the SU back line and permanently put the game out of reach.Twice, Raffa popped a faceoff win out to himself and coasted down the field untouched to score his first and second goals of the season.“We made a lot of mistakes defensively,” SU head coach John Desko said.Syracuse’s defense faced a lot of pressure due to its struggles at the X, but that wasn’t an excuse for senior long-stick midfielder Matt Harris.After Raffa’s first goal, which gave UMD an 8-4 lead, Harris stood in front of the Syracuse net with Brandon Mullins, Sean Young and Todd Grimm. Mullins watched the replay on the video board while the rest of the defenders talked in a circle.Senior goalie Dominic Lamolinara leaned on his stick and shook his head while staring into the Dome turf.Then play restarted and it was more of the same.Said Harris: “We can’t do that. We can’t give up 16 goals again.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 22, 2014 at 7:16 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .

‘More top quality games’ in new hurling championship structure

Posted on by

first_imgWhile there would be additional county matches across the summer, the proposals should see the club structure benefit from set inter-county fixtures.Former Tipperary hurling manager Liam Sheedy says the new structures will also enable people to see their heroes at home. New hurling championship structures for 2018 would give ‘more top quality games,’ according to a former Tipperary hurling manager.The proposals would see the provincial championships played in a round-robin style, with points awarded for wins, losses, and draws.Each team would also be guaranteed at least two home games.last_img

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , .