Jamestown Public Schools Starting ‘Grab & Go’ Meals Next Week

first_imgTim Lauer / CC BY 2.0 JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Public Schools will start providing ‘grab and go’ meals next week part of the district’s fall reopening plan.School officials say starting next Tuesday both breakfast and lunch will be available to students attending school in-person or remotely.Students attending in person will be provided with two meals at dismissal for the following day, while those attending remotely or by distance learning may visit their school of enrollment to pick up the meals.On Thursdays, students will receive four meals, including lunch for Thursday, breakfast and lunch for Friday and breakfast for Monday. Parents are also able pick up school meals for their children with student ID numbers.For more, visit jpsny.org/mealinfo. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Former Dunn property now a part of the National Wildlife Refuge System

first_imgThe Michael Dunn property in Derby is now part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. The 458-acre parcel, on the shore of Lake Memphremagog along the state’s border with Canada, was donated to the US Fish and Wildlife Service according to the terms of the Michael Dunn Trust and is now legally owned by the federal government. Closing for the property took place today in Newport.The property, with a mile of lake front, will be managed as the Eagle Point Wildlife Management Area of the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, based in Swanton, through a cooperative agreement with the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. The agreement is expected to be signed in the near future.Traditional recreational use of the property may continue, and the agreement will continue to allow for wildlife-related activities such as fishing and hunting. That provision initially had been a sticking point with the state of Vermont, which was concerned that the federal system would exclude those traditional uses of the property, but those issues were eventually resolved. Quebec previously accepted a bequest from Dunn on its side of the border for 420 acres.Dunn died in 2007 and the final agreement had to be reached within three years. Failing that, the land would have been sold and the proceeds would have gone to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, which has received a $10 million from Dunn’s estate. ‘I am very pleased with the collective effort of so many parties working together to realize Michael Dunn’s vision,’ said Mark Frederick, president and CEO of Community Financial Services Group, which managed fulfillment of the terms of the trust. ‘ For generations to come, people will be able to enjoy the natural beauty of this property while engaging in recreational activities that preserve Vermont values and traditions.”‘We are grateful for Michael Dunn’s generosity and the efforts of our conservation partners that made it possible for the US Fish and Wildlife Service to add this property to the National Wildlife Refuge System,’ said Marvin Moriarty, northeast regional director for the Service.US Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said ‘This was a project of great promise and tight deadlines, requiring an extra measure of dedication from all involved in achieving it. Everyone who moved this project to and across the finish line — including local officials, the State of Vermont and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service — should be proud of a job well done. You have honored Michael Dunn’s generous vision and have helped convey a living legacy that will benefit generations of Vermonters and other Americans of today and tomorrow.”US Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) said ‘Congratulations to all of the partners whose persistent work together is making Michael Dunn’s vision a reality. Generations of Vermonters and visitors now will be able to enjoy this beautiful piece of Vermont.’Several organizations worked together to make it possible for the Service to acquire the property. The partnership includes the Vermont Land Trust, Community Financial Services Group, attorney Jake Wheeler of the law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, and Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources. An environmental assessment and input from area residents and other constituents strongly supported the acquisition.Several farmstead buildings were removed prior to the property transfer.A news release was issued in August 2010 announcing the Service’s acceptance of the donation. View the release on the Service’s regional newsroom at http://www.fws.gov/northeast/newsroom(link is external).The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The service is both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for its scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on its work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov(link is external).Source: Downs Rachlin Martin. 12.8.2010.last_img read more

SOUTHCOM Commander Stresses Regional Cooperation During Trip to Central America

first_imgBy Antonio Ordoñez/Diálogo January 31, 2019 U.S. Navy Admiral Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), concluded his first trip to Central America since assuming command in November 2018. Adm. Faller visited the countries of the Northern Triangle, where he met with Honduran, Guatemalan, and Salvadoran leaders, and stopped by several military sites, January 21-25. The objective of his visit was to reaffirm the continuous commitment of the United States in support of partner nations and their security forces. The visit also enabled officials to address different regional security cooperation issues, and coordinate operations to counter narcotrafficking and related crimes. “Honduras and its immediate neighbors, Guatemala and El Salvador, are among the first partners I will visit,” said Adm. Faller during a press conference in Honduras. “One of my first priorities was to travel to the region to meet with key partners, listen to their concerns, understand their perspectives regarding security challenges, and hear their ideas on how we can effectively work together to address those challenges.” Enduring friendship with Honduras During his first stop, in Honduras, Adm. Faller met with Honduran Minister of Defense Fredy Santiago Díaz and Army Major General René Orlando Ponce Fonseca, chairman of the Honduran Armed Forces’ Joint Chiefs of Staff. He also met with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández at the government palace. During his stay, he visited the National Police Special Forces Directorate in Tegucigalpa, whose units fight organized crime. He also spent time with SOUTHCOM’s Joint Task Force-Bravo at Soto Cano Air Base. Faller not only praised both countries’ enduring friendship and the achievements of Honduran security forces, but also their collaboration during the Enduring Promise 2018 mission aboard hospital ship USNS Comfort, an 11-week-long humanitarian assistance mission that concluded in Honduras. The ship also made stops in Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru. During Adm. Faller’s visit, the Honduran military leadership announced that the country would host the SOUTHCOM-sponsored Central American Security Conference 2019, in May. “At SOUTHCOM, we are confident we can advance together toward countering those challenges,” said Adm. Faller. “We have witnessed the unwavering dedication and important contributions of our security partners in Honduras, and more importantly, we’ve witnessed the professionalism with which the Honduran military conducts operations and continues to work toward a more secure nation for the citizens it serves.” Close collaboration with Guatemala In Guatemala, Adm. Faller met with Army Major General Luis Miguel Ralda Moreno, Guatemalan minister of defense, and other national security leaders to address narcotrafficking, disaster response, and human rights, among other issues. In addition, he visited Huehuetenango department to meet with Interagency Task Force Tecún Umán, which safeguards the border with Mexico. “We dealt with general issues, the fight against narcotrafficking, immigration, humanitarian disaster assistance, and combined training and exercises to improve force capabilities,” Maj. Gen. Ralda told Diálogo. “Adm. Faller came in person to see the situation in Guatemala. He came to see that Guatemalans are good, peaceful people, and that the Army is an institution devoted to serving Guatemalans, an institution that the people recognize and appreciate.” As part of the efforts to counter organized crime, SOUTHCOM’s commander visited the Guatemalan Army’s Naval Special Force Command. This unit executes maritime drug interdiction and rescue operations. “He visited to acknowledge our heroes who work day after day at sea to prevent the transfer of drugs and arms to the north or south, and to see the rather precarious conditions they encounter at sea,” said Maj. Gen. Ralda. “It was a first approach, and he said he is fully prepared to cooperate.” Solid commitment to El Salvador Adm. Faller ended his trip in El Salvador, where he exchanged knowledge and ideas with Minister of Defense David Munguía Payés and other members of the Salvadoran Armed Force. He concluded his weeklong visit with an affirmation of the trust and cooperation that exist among partner nations in the region. “El Salvador has an important role in the fight against transnational crime, narcotrafficking, and human trafficking,” said Adm. Faller in a press release from the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador. “We recognize the collaboration we’ve had, and we stress the importance of continuing to have a strong relationship to fight together for the security and prosperity of both countries.” The trip was an opportunity for SOUTHCOM’s commander to get to know the leaders of partner nations that contribute to regional peace, and show the enduring support of the United States. “We know partnerships work; we know partnerships between friends who trust each other work best, [they] respect and support each other,” said Adm. Faller. “That’s why I’m here, to continue our enduring promise as both a partner and a friend, ready to continue our collaborative work in support of peace, security, and the stability that we all value.”last_img read more

Damning report reveals 117 kids abused in CYFS care last year

first_imgOneNewsNow 27 August 2015Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills released his first State of Care report on Child, Youth and Family (CYFS) this morning, which casts doubt on whether New Zealand’s vulnerable young are any better off with the service.It found more than 80 per cent of children in CYFS care leave school without achieving NCEA Level Two and also concluded that the longer a child spends in CYFS care, the more likely they are to experience harmful consequences.The report also found that 117 children were abused last year while in CYFS care.CYFS was working with limited resources under high caseloads, the report said, and reliable data showing how many kids re-enter CYFS care after returning home was not available.The Green Party is now calling for an “emergency level” response from the government.“We want to hear from the Minister for Social Development what she will be doing today, this morning, to ensure that children are safe in care and that state carers are going out of their way to ensure they have all the opportunities for a happy childhood,” MP Jan Logie said.https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/damning-report-reveals-117-kids-abused-in-cyfs-care-last-year-q07665Children’s Commissioner slates CYF care3News 27 August 2015Child, Youth and Family (CYF) has been slated for how it looks after children in its care.Children’s Commissioner Russell Wills, in his first annual report on the state child protection agency, has given it a long list of ways to improve.His State of Care 2015 report, released today, says CYF is good at investigating and reacting to abuse cases but the rest of its operations were highly variable.Christian lobby group Family First wants an independent watchdog to oversee CYF.“If CYF was a family, it would have had state intervention by now,” says director Bob McCoskrie.“Despite the important work it does and some excellent social workers, there is increasing evidence of massive systemic failure in the organisation as a whole.”http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/childrens-commissioner-slates-cyf-care-2015082706#axzz3jsPmxaUklast_img read more

Joshua: Fury Will Beat Wilder Again

first_img Loading… “I never write off any heavyweight because all it takes is one punch, and I think Wilder believes that himself,” said Joshua when asked if Wilder can beat Fury in their third fight. “‘You got to be perfect for 12 rounds. I just got to be perfect for one second.’ Fury produced one of heavyweight boxing’s finest ever performances to destroy Wilder in February and become a world champion once again. Fury dominated their Las Vegas rematch from the first bell, flooring his opponent several times before his corner threw in the towel. The Gypsy King’s win led to calls for him to face off against fellow British superstar Anthony Joshua next. But that bout has been put on the back burner with Wilder invoking his right to have a third clash with Fury. The heavyweight rivals will now complete their blockbuster trilogy later this year but the fight has been put into doubt due to the coronavirus pandemic. Two-time unified heavyweight champion,, Anthony Joshua, has predicted an outright victory for Tyson Fury in a  rematch bout against Deontay Wilder. Promoted Content6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had LeftIt Looks Like An Ordinary Doughnut, But It Glows In The Dark!Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks9 Astonishing Wonders Hidden Deep In Sea Fury is slated to fight Wilder for the third time next after the Bronze Bomber took up his rematch clause. The date and location of the bout has not officially been confirmed yet and was expected to be held at the MGM Grand again on July 18. That has had to be changed due to the ongoing issues surrounding the pandemic and the fight is now reportedly set to take place on October 3 in Las Vegas again. “In my opinion, I think Fury will go in there and win again, but it’s so true. You only have to catch him with one shot, and the tables can be turned quickly. Good luck to them both, and we’ll see what happens when this is all done,” said Joshua. Fury may have a more difficult time trying to beat Wilder in the third contest, as he’ll know what to expect of him. If Fury chooses to come out aggressively and crowd Wilder, he’ll be ready for that. Wilder will have had eight weeks to train for that style. read also:Joshua ready to give Whyte another shot after beating Fury Moreover, if Fury plans on making it a dirty fight again, Wilder will be ready for that a well. We’ll likely see a lot of punches thrown to the back of the head by both fighters in this clash. That was Fury’s best weapon against Wilder last February, and he’ll be sure to use it on him. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

POLL ALERT: Kansas finishes No. 1 in final AP Top 25, Gonzaga, Dayton, Florida State and Baylor round out top five.

first_imgPOLL ALERT: Kansas finishes No. 1 in final AP Top 25, Gonzaga, Dayton, Florida State and Baylor round out top five. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Kansas finishes No. 1 in final AP Top 25, Gonzaga, Dayton, Florida State and Baylor round out top five.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6center_img March 18, 2020last_img

St Angela’s off to winning start as MoPH/Smalta Girls win

first_imgST ANGELA’S Primary got the start they wanted to the 2017 MoPH/Smalta Girls Under-11 football tournament when they managed 1-0 wins over North Georgetown and Redeemer respectively.The defending champions were led from the front by captain Nakisia St Jules in the first round when they beat North Georgetown 1-0.In the first game of the day, West Ruimveldt defeated F.E Pollard 2-0. Nalvia Thomas and Akila Smith were the two scorers in the 15th and 25th minutes.Game two was all South Ruimveldt and their 1-0 win over Stella Maris through Shanera Barker in the 23rd meant that they were in the winners’ circle for round one.Tucville won via walkover from Enterprise with Sophia winning in similar fashion over St Pius, and Redeemer over School of the Nations.St Pius gained a walkover from Enterprise, Tucville won against Sophia in the same fashion with North Georgetown also ‘walking-over’ School of the Nations.St. Jules again helped St Angela’s to another victory, this time over Redeemer by a 1-0 margin with Stella Maris also beating F.E. Pollard 1-0 thanks to Keanna Lawrence.South Ruimveldt got the better of their western neighbours 3-1 thanks to Fayon Harry’s brace in the 14th and 30th minutes and Kimberly Venerous in the 7th. Akila Smith scored for west.Matches continue today at the same venuelast_img read more

Shiva Boys, Waramadong advance to KFC football semi-finals

first_imgANOTHER strong performance from Shiva Boys Hindu College and Waramadong ensured that both teams advanced to the semi-finals of the KFC Goodwill football tournament. The Trinidad and Tobago-based Shiva side made light work of Annandale, 6-2, yesterday at Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Training Centre at Providence while Waramadong trounced Marian Academy 4-0.Surprisingly, Annandale started strong with Junior Harrington opening the scoring in the 13th minute. For several minutes more the Annandale side seemed to stun the Shiva boys but when they got settled, things were different.Captain Adica Ash levelled the score in the 24th minute with Nigel Carraby giving the tourists the lead just two minutes later.A tense feeling hung in the air as the half ended and many predicted close match.However, on the resumption, Shiva stepped up their game.Ash completed his brace in the 49th with Flex Lewis in the 55th making it 4-1 and Jamal Lewis in the 60th adding the fifth.Omari Glasgow pulled one back for the East Coast side in the 73rd minute but the hat-trick-completing goal for Ash in the 83rd meant the score line read 6-2 at the final whistle.The second game was a slaughter between Waramadong and Marian Academy, the latter losing 4-0.Carlito Joseph (15th), Yasir Abraham (51st), Melee George (57th) Odvid Andrews (85th) were the goalscorers..The semi-finals will now move to Ministry of Education ground tomorrow with Shiva Boys playing Lodge Secondary from 17:00hrs and Annai playing Waramadong  at 19:00hrs.last_img read more

Staff report: SU soccer teams fall, field hockey, volleyball come away from weekend victorious

first_img Published on September 6, 2010 at 12:00 pm Comments The Syracuse men’s soccer team fell to 0-2 on the season Saturday, dropping a heartbreaker to Adelphi 1-0 in double overtime. With less than five minutes left in regulation, Syracuse goalkeeper Jeremy Vuolo stopped a penalty kick taken by Issa Tall to force overtime. But just seconds into the second overtime period, the Panthers were awarded a second penalty and converted. After an Adelphi player was pulled down inside the box, Alexander Kouznetsov beat Vuolo with a strike to the upper-left corner of the net in the 101st minute. The Orange was outshot by the Adelphi 13-3 throughout the game. Of more concern: Syracuse put just two shots on target, one in each half. Meanwhile, the play of Vuolo kept SU afloat all game long. His season-high six saves helped keep the Orange in the game while the Panthers peppered the goal with nine total shots in the second half and overtimes alone. It was the Panthers’ second straight shutout win to start the season. Meanwhile, the Orange has a negative five-goal differential through its two games. Syracuse junior Nick Roydhouse made his first career appearance for the Orange in Saturday’s game. Roydhouse, a transfer from Hartwick, sat out the season opener against Siena for a red card he received in the Hawks’ last game of the season in 2009 against Akron in the MAC championship.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text The Orange has the week off to prepare for its upcoming two games as part of the Mayor’s Cup in Oneonta, N.Y., at Hartwick. SU takes on Northeastern Friday evening and Columbia on Sunday. Field Hockey In the first stretch of the Syracuse field hockey team’s extended road trip, the Orange came away with mixed results that may be an indication of the difficulty of the upcoming schedule. SU played two overtime thrillers in Columbus over the weekend, defeating No. 14 Ohio State 2-1 on Friday and falling to unranked Kent State by the same score on Saturday. The Orange started the season with three consecutive wins for the fourth straight year with the win over Ohio State, thanks to two players who have been there for every winning season. Senior back Maggie Befort scored the game’s first goal just over a minute into the second half, and senior All-American Lindsey Conrad knocked in the game winner over 10 minutes into the overtime period. Both goals came via deflections off of penalty corners. Freshman midfield Leonie Geyer and sophomore back Amy Kee each had an assist in the game, and sophomore goalkeeper Leann Stiver stopped five shots. SU also led the Buckeyes in set pieces, as four of the team’s nine penalty corners came in overtime. In SU’s second game, the Orange could not do enough to get past Kent State’s stingy defense. It was Syracuse’s first loss against an unranked opponent since 2007. The Orange (3-1) mustered 22 shots, but scored its lone goal on Kee’s blast from a penalty corner just under 20 minutes into the game. Junior Martina Loncarica had the assist. The Orange played solid defense and doubled Kent State in shots, but the Golden Flashes broke through and beat Stiver at 5:14 into overtime. Stiver had four saves in the game. SU continues its road swing by traveling to Norfolk, Va., for games against No. 16 Old Dominion and No. 3 Virginia this weekend. The Orange won’t be home until September 25 against Louisville. Women’s Soccer The Syracuse women’s soccer team (1-3-2) lost two games during its west coast trip over the weekend during the Husky/Nike Invitational. The Orange lost to Washington Friday by a score of 4-0. Kate Deines of the Huskies (3-1) scored two first half goals for Washington to jump in front early. Deines was not finished as she recorded a hat trick on a penalty kick opportunity in the second half. The Huskies final goal came in the 55th minute after Annie Sittauer scored off of a corner kick. SU would outshoot Washington in the second half by a 5-4 margin, but the Huskies outshot the Orange 18-7 on the game. Syracuse’s struggles continued in a 3-1 loss to No. 5 Portland (6-0) on Sunday. The Orange opened the scoring in the 21st minute when Megan Bellingham scored off a free kick, but would find the Pilots attack too dominating to overcome. The Pilots answered in the 28th minute when Sophie Schmidt found the back of the net. Portland would use a 19-4 shot advantage to break the game open. The Pilots outshot the Orange 6-2 in the second half, scoring goals in the 55th and 68th minute of the game. Syracuse goalkeeper Brittany Anghel saved 5 shots in each contest. Bellingham’s goal moved her into a tie in 10th place on the Syracuse career goals scored list. The goal was the 11th of her career and first of the season. Volleyball Another tournament, another sweep for the Orange. Led by Hayley Todd, SU dominated at the Samford Tournament in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday. The Orange won two matches on both Friday and Saturday. SU topped both Northwestern State and Samford on Saturday by a score of 3-0 in each match. Once again, the Orange’s balance on offense and defense came through. Todd, MVP of the tournament, had 47 kills and 13 blocks in her four matches. Noemie Lefebvre continued her torrid pace to start the season with another noteworthy performance (21 kills and 15 digs in Saturday’s two matches), good enough for all-tournament team honors, along with teammate Mindy Stanislovaitis. Against Northwestern State, Laura Homann had 21 assists, while Lefebvre added 13 digs. Todd had 11 kills and Samantha Hinz, building off her impressive showing at Colgate, added six blocks. SU saw much of the same results against host Samford. Homann again racked up the assists, this time with 37, while Lefebvre added 13 kills. Freshman Lindsay McCabe led the team with a .462 hitting percentage. Ashley Williams had 19 digs on Saturday and Sarah Hayes added 13. SU now stands at 7-0 following their two-straight tournament wins. The Orange also won the Colgate Classic last weekend. The team will look to keep its record unblemished when they host Buffalo on Sept. 7. — compiled by The Daily Orange Sports Staffcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Superlatives from Syracuse’s 66-62 upset win over No. 9 Virginia

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (15-9, 7-4 Atlantic Coast) extended its season-high win streak to four games with a 66-62 win over No. 9 Virginia (17-5, 7-3) on Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome. The victory gave head coach Jim Boeheim his unofficial 1,000th win. Here are superlatives from the game.Big moment — Syracuse’s 19-2 run to open second halfThe Orange’s 2-3 zone completely stifled the Cavaliers at the beginning of the second half. On multiple occasions, Tyus Battle picked off passes to the wing. Taurean Thompson impressed on both ends and Tyler Lydon hit a monster 3 to force Virginia to call a timeout with just under 12 minutes remaining. Syracuse took a 39-36 lead and the crowd was into the game the rest of the way.Stud — Tyus BattleBattle played effective throughout the entire game, hitting 3s when he had the chance and driving to the basket with strength. He finished a nifty putback early in the first half while trailing in transition. Four minutes into the second half, Battle intercepted an Isaiah Wilkins pass from the high post then attacked, drawing two free throws on the other end. Battle finished with 23 points.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDud — London PerrantesPerrantes scored only 11 points and as Virginia’s offense stalled early in the second half, he wasn’t able to bail his team out. He’s the Cavaliers’ leading scorer, entering the game averaging 12 points per contest. Still, the guard struggled when SU’s 2-3 zone clamped down.Highlight — Taurean Thompson’s alley-oopIn transition, John Gillon found Taurean Thompson wide open at the rim. Gillon lobbed it up and Thompson slammed it home, but the play was also important because Syracuse was on an 8-0 run, forcing the Cavaliers to call timeout. SU had cut the deficit to just four with 17 minutes left in the game.Lowlight — Kyle Guy’s third 3With under a minute left in the first half, UVA’s sharpshooter got free once again and canned the long ball. The shot capped off the Cavaliers’ 15-3 run to end the first 20 minutes as Virginia entered the break with a 12-point lead. By his third made 3-pointer, Guy had clearly proven his status as one of the best freshmen in a conference full of them. Comments Published on February 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschwedslast_img read more