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North confirms its first case of coronavirus variant

first_imgHomepage BannerNews North confirms its first case of coronavirus variant Northern Ireland has confirmed its first case of the coronavirus variant that was initially detected in southern England.Health Minister Robin Swann says he’d been expecting the news.His officials believe it’s been in circulation at a low level in the community for several weeks. Google+ Facebook Facebook By News Highland – December 24, 2020 Pinterest Previous articleAnyone who loses their job today will be eligible for PUPNext articleNPHET recommend closure of non-essential retail News Highland Twitter Pinterest Twittercenter_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+last_img read more

Student senate passes constitutional amendment to simplify procedure

first_imgFollowing an all-student government retreat before the start of the school year, the Notre Dame student senate formally met Wednesday for the first time this academic year.Student body vice president Becca Blais opened the conversation with the introduction of an amendment to the student union constitution. “[The amendment] essentially suspends some of the more cumbersome parts of parliamentary procedure … essentially, it gives me the opportunity to use discretion when using parliamentary procedure, thus sort of streamlining the entire senate process,” Blais said. Blais said the suggestion resulted from discussions she had this summer with members of student senate. “What’s happened in the past is that some people in the past have learned it really well and used it against people who don’t know it really well, which has silenced discussion because the people that did know it well would be able to shut down those that didn’t with the rules,” she said. Parliamentarian Monica Montgomery said she would closely monitor the utilization of parliamentary procedure, even with the passage of the amendment. “If I do see that people are being silenced, or it’s getting out of control, you know, I think it would be beneficial to keep it condensed,” Montgomery said. McGlinn Hall senator Maria Palazzolo echoed their sentiments. “I think this is a good idea, because parliamentary procedure really has basically held back some of our meetings, so overall this seems like a good idea,” Palazzo said. “I think because a lot of us are new, it could really streamline things, which would additionally be beneficial.”Senate approved the amendment, with one abstention. Additionally, Flaherty Hall senator Jade Martinez was nominated to the position of Campus Life Council (CLC) liaison.“I like the idea of having really close contact with the powerful people who do things,” Martinez said. “The CLC discusses some really important topics … on campus.”Student body president Corey Robinson said the CLC is important in getting initiatives passed up to the administration.“If anything is passed in the CLC, Erin Hoffmann Harding has to look at it and respond within seven days, which is pretty big,” Robinson said. Martinez was unanimously confirmed, and said she was excited about the opportunity. “I’m excited to talk about sexual assault prevention and how that’s handled, and overall, just campus safety,” Martinez said. Tags: Campus Life Council, constitution, student senatelast_img read more

Video: Here’s Cristiano Ronaldo’s worst ever free-kick vs Bologna

first_imgThe Italian giants played their first league game since the league’s restart on Monday and Ronaldo was eager to prove a point. Ronaldo hasn’t scored a free-kick at club level since 2017 but fancied his luck against Bologna keeper Lukasz Skorupski. However, the 35-year-old’s effort soared over the home side’s net and some say it could still be travelling right now. Ronaldo did manage to get on the scoresheet however, netting a penalty as Maurizio Sarri’s side clinched a 2-0 win. Following the game, Italian legend Luca Toni slammed Ronaldo and said he currently “can’t even dribble”. “It’s a defeat that also bears the signature of Cristiano Ronaldo,” he told Rai Uno after the game. “The Portuguese is in difficulty physically and he can’t even dribble a man.” Manager Sarri also aimed a not-so-subtle dig at his star man after full-time. Juventus fans will be happy to see the five time Ballon d’Or winner get back to his best after a lackluster return to club football. Ronaldo missed a penalty in the Coppa Italia semi-final second leg against AC Milan and was anonymous against Napoli in the final on Wednesday. Juventus lost the final 4-2 on penalties and Ronaldo didn’t step up to take one – with many thinking he was desperate to take the final penalty. The Bianconeri had won the Coppa Italia four years in a row prior to Ronaldo’s arrival while he has now lost two consecutive finals for the first time in his career. Read Also: Video: Messi lucky to escape red card during Barca vs Athletic club “He (Ronaldo) is in the same shape as the others, like Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa, he is lacking the sharpness to do what works best for him.” he told RAI. “I didn’t say much to the players after the game. I was angry and disappointed just like them, so at these moments it’s best to stay silent. We’ll talk better tomorrow morning.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Cristiano Ronaldo took one of his worst ever free-kicks during Juventus’ Serie A clash with Bologna on Monday night. Loading…last_img read more

Talking in Different Tongues at Excelsior Artz Preparatory School

first_imgNadine Taylor, one of the teachers at Excelsior Artz Preparatory School, with some of her pre-school students. Excelsior Artz Preparatory School (EAPS), one of South Florida’s oldest and accomplished private schools, is blazing a new trail with its bilingual program.   Founder, Kayann Baugh-Toney, had a dream over 20 years ago to remove academic limitations on children and expose them to a variety of lessons in fun, engaging ways.  She envisioned standards that change people’s view of students’ abilities, raise expectations, empower parents and shine a light for God. As a result, Excelsior’s students have achieved excellence in academia and beyond. Evidence of that is their performance in local competitions, such as last year’s Spelling Bee. Excelsior made a clean sweep, taking first place in all grade levels (one to five), above grade level performance on Standardized Tests, such as the Stanford Achievement Test, and more. Expanded education model Realizing that the global workforce and society is constantly evolving, Excelsior recently expanded its educational model to include a bilingual program focusing on Spanish. It officially launched the initial stage of the program last academic year, when it changed instructional methods and frequency of its classes for students in all grades.  The success was measured by student’s level of enthusiasm and performance.   Committed to producing bilingual learnersEAPS is fully committed to its goal of producing bilingual learners. Recently, it got a license to educate two-year-olds.Classroom discussions and activities in this and all preschool classes will be facilitated in Spanish for half of the daily program. Students from Kindergarten through grade eight will receive Spanish instructions three times per week.   Baugh-Toney, whose parents are Jamaican, is confident the program will be successful. “I used the same instructional model on my own two kids. As a result, my three-year-old and five-year-old are fluent in their Spanish speaking skills and emerging in their Mandarin speaking ability. They have expanded their familiarity with many cultures outside of the USA. No one can tell that they are not from a Latin speaking home,” she said,last_img read more

High winds impacting north-central Iowa

first_imgMASON CITY — Power companies from throughout north-central Iowa continue to work to restore power after lines were blown down due to winds as high as 60 miles per hour across our area this morning.Alliant Energy shows the majority of the communities of Northwood and Greene were without power this morning, while most communities in our listening area were impacted at one level or another.Semis were blown over on Interstate 35 this morning near Dows and Hanlontown, but those incidents have been resolved.The canopy of the Casey’s General Store in Lake Mills was blown over by the strong winds.Winnebago and Worth county authorities report that they have received a large amount of reports about downed power lines, poles and trees in the county.A High Wind Warning remains in effect until 1 o’clock this afternoon for the majority of our listening area.last_img read more

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing Next to Road in Broward

first_imgRecords show the aircraft is registered to Wayman Luy LLC.It remains unclear what prompted the pilot to make the emergency landing.The FAA is investigating the incident. A small plane made an emergency landing on Wednesday morning in Broward County.Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen confirmed the Lake LA-4 landed safely on U.S. 27 and Griffin Road in Southwest Ranches around 8:30 a.m.She added that the pilot, who was the only person aboard, was not injured.According to Bergen, the plane departed from North Perry Airport and was flying to Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.last_img read more