Vermont gets $52 million from US Education Department

first_imgUS Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $52 million is now available for Vermont under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.  This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts. Vermont will be eligible to apply for another $25 million this fall.  Today s funding is being made available per Vermont s successful completion of Part 1 of the State Stabilization Application, which was made available on April 1. To date, Vermont has received nearly $46 million in education stimulus funds representing a combination of funding for Title I, IDEA, Vocational Rehabilitation Grants, Independent Living Grants  and Government Services funds. On April 1st, Vermont received nearly $13 million in Title I funding and more than $14 million in IDEA funding. This represents 50 percent of the Title I and IDEA funding Vermont is eligible for in total. On April 1, Vermont also received $900,000 in Vocational Rehab funds and more than $246,000 in Independent Living funds.  The Recovery Act was designed to meet two critical challenges: rescue the economy from the immediate peril it faces and invest in the building blocks of a strong economy, Secretary Duncan explained. The Recovery Act investments in our students and our schools will have a huge payoff in the years ahead. The $52 million Vermont will receive today is part of the single largest boost in education funding in recent history, said Duncan. The President s leadership and support from Congress have made this historic investment possible. Vermont can now utilize these funds to save jobs and lay the groundwork for a generation of education reform.In order to receive today s funds, Vermont provided assurances that it will collect, publish, analyze and act on basic information regarding the quality of classroom teachers, annual student improvements, college readiness, the effectiveness of state standards and assessments, progress on removing charter caps and interventions in turning around underperforming schools. Vermont is also required by the Department of Education to report the number of jobs saved through Recovery Act funding, the amount of state and local tax increases averted and how funds are used. See Vermont and other state applications for initial funding under the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Program at is external).Source: US Dept of Educationlast_img read more

The story of 10 years of the Naval Battle: Events that put Bakar on the tourist map

first_imgNumerous important anniversaries that marked 2019 in Bakar were joined by two more related to the most important event of Margaret’s flight and one of the most visited Kvarner events, the Naval Battle. Namely, ten years ago, the Tourist Board of the City of Bakar and the City of Bakar held the first naval battle with the desire to reconstruct as authentically as possible and preserve from oblivion the glorious victory of Bakar over the Venetians who last tried to conquer Bakar in 1616. In 2009, the Bakar City Guard was founded in 1848, a historical unit which, due to its picturesque uniforms and dedicated preservation of heritage, has become a recognizable symbol of the Naval Battle and Bakar. For an underdeveloped tourist destination like Bakar and a tourist community that in many ways started from scratch, the growth of such an event into one of the most visited in Kvarner meant the departure of Bakar from complete tourist anonymity. Three old sailing ships equipped with pyrotechnics are taking part in the Naval Battle of Bakar, and with shots from sailing ships and rifles, holsters and cannons from the shore, fire torches, water bombs and smoke effects, the originality of the experience of a real naval battle is guaranteed. With various accompanying entertainment program, the whole event ends with a big fireworks display over the Bakar Bay by which Bakar became especially recognizable. Find out more about the Naval Battle of Bakar, which starts today (July 13) HERE The program is not focused exclusively on the battle, but we have made an effort to design all-day content for all generations. We start, traditionally, with the morning ascent to the top of Risnjak, which territorially belongs to the City of Bakar. We gather producers of authentic products from the City of Bakar, Kvarner and beyond at the Margaret Fair in order to preserve the rich history and customs of Bakar, modeled on the old Margaret Fair, which has a very long tradition as one of the largest in this area. points out Jelušić Marić and adds that in addition to the already mentioned parade, which is a truly impressive sight combined with the view of historic Bakar, from this year on the initiative of the priest, Nikica Jurić, a procession with the relic of St. Margaret to celebrate the feast of their patron saint. center_img Throughout the decade of the Naval Battle, more and more visitors came to Bakar every summer who bypassed this coastal town, which encouraged the organization of other events, the involvement of associations, producers and caterers and the emergence of an increasing number of renters. “Aware that a large part of the number of visitors, which has grown to almost 15, are families with children, since last year we started a program for children called Little Naval Battle, with which, in our City Garden, in a fun way, we bring the topic of this After a whole decade of holding and three months of preparation for each battle in which more than 000 participants participate, we can say that we are extremely pleased with the recognition provided by the organization of such a large event whose importance is respected by destinations in the area. The naval battle was the beginning of the valorization of our rich heritage on which today, day by day, we are increasingly building a brighter and more successful tourist future of our city.”Concluded Sonja Jelušić Marić. The Tourist Board of the City of Bakar and the City of Bakar realized the idea of ​​reconstructing the naval attack with joint forces, and thus this unique manifestation of revived history in today’s time was created, which is constantly enriched. About the importance of the Naval Battle for Bakar, the director of the Tourist Board of the City of Bakar, Sonja Jelušić Marić, who has been breathing with this event from the very beginning, says: “Aware that we cannot attract visitors to Bakar with a rich tourist offer that was not easy to create in the conditions of post-industrialization, ten years ago we decided to emphasize our rich cultural and historical heritage and make a big event full of good fun to at least become interesting to visitors. . We owe our gratitude for the idea and origin of the Naval Battle to the enthusiasm and initiative of our historians; prof. Krešimir Herceg, prof. Bora Strbac, prof. Boris Petković and archaeologist Ranko Starc ” Photo: TZ Bakarlast_img read more

Ruth M. Springmeyer

first_imgRuth M. Springmeyer, 87, of Greensburg passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Decatur County Memorial Hospital.Ruth was born on June 8, 1932 in Ripley County, Indiana to Clarence and Sophie (Hausman) Lambert.Ruth graduated from Sunman High School.  Ruth was a homemaker and also worked for 27 years at the Decatur County Daycare before retirement.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where she was a Eucharistic Minister and she was active in the Adoration Chapel.  She was also a member of the St. Lawrence Ladies Auxillary in Greensburg.Ruth married Donald R. Springmeyer on May 5, 1956 and he preceded her in death on October 31, 2003.Ruth is survived by 4 daughters; Linda (John) Meyer, Batesville, Dorothy (Ken) Lecher, Greensburg, Regina Badgley, Rushville, Sharon Siefert, Greensburg, brother; Joe (Bernice) Lambert, 10 grandchildren; Adam (Maureen) Springmeyer, Brittany (Michael) Manus, Andrew (Kristin) Springmeyer, Samantha (Allen) Giesting, Chas (Craig) Shouse, John Meyer II, Paul Badgley, Dillon Siefert, Luke Badgley, Olivia Siefert, 4 great grandchildren; Emmy, Calla, and Heidi Giesting, and Adalie Manus, 2 brothers-in-law; Wayne (Dottie) Springmeyer, and John Springmeyer, and her sister-in-law Barbara Lambert.Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Donald Springmeyer, son; Gary Springmeyer, sister; Marceda Ann Eckstein, brother; John Lambert, and son-in-law; Greg Siefert.Visitation will be held from 4-7:00 p.m. Friday, November 29, 2019 at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg with a rosary service starting at 3:30 p.m.Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating.Burial will follow at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg, Indiana.Memorials can be made in Ruth’s honor to St. Mary’s Building Fund.Online condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Home team Enmore CCCC to clash with Lusignan SC in Banks Beer 100-ball final

first_imgTHE Enmore Community Centre Cricket Club (ECCCC) will host rivals and defending champions Lusignan Sports Club on Sunday in the final of the Banks Beer 100-ball bash.The competition, which was held over from 2019, will culminate under lights.According to information from the club, Sunday would be a packed day for cricket at Enmore. Prior to the final, which is scheduled for a 19:00hrs start; Enmore Masters team will battle Floodlights XI from 12:00hrs, followed by the competition’s third-place clash between Lusignan East and Strathavon SC at 14:30hrs.Meanwhile at 18:00hrs, East Coast Cricket Committee will host an award and presentation ceremony.SEMI-FINALSThe two teams, who also met in the 2018 final, claimed relatively easy victories last Sunday at the same venue, in the semi-finals of the competition.Enmore CCCC defeated Strathavon SC by 61 runs and Lusignan SC got the better of Lusignan East by eight wickets in their respective semi-finals. In the inaugural competition, Lusignan SC defeated Enmore CCCC, but since both teams have been unbeaten in this competition, Enmore will no doubt fancy their chances, especially after having defeated a strong Lusignan team in the final of the 40-over format earlier this year.This competition commenced last October among 20 teams on the East Coast of Demerara.Enmore had raced to 145-7 from their 100 balls in the final-four battle, with Imran Hassan hitting 61, V. Ramlakhan 27 and B. Ramkelawan 23; M. Ronald took 4-34 for Strathavon SC, who were then dismissed for 84 in the final over.For ECCCC, Chaitram Balgobin took 2-14 and Satash Jainarine 2-11. In the second semi-finals, Lusignan East were bowled out for 96 in the final over. T. Persaud scored 33 while K. Amsterdam added 21. V. Doodnauth, C. Ramraj, V. Ramjeet and R. Williams each took two wickets for Lusignan.  Lusignan SC’s run chase was led by an unbeaten 64 from Robin Williams and an unbeaten 25 from Ramjeet. A. Sammy took 2-14 for Lusignan East.For the final, ECCCC team includes: B. Ramkelawan (capt.), Yuvraj Dayal, Satash Jainarine, Amir Khan, Imran Hassan, Ranjeet Hiralall, Rudolph Singh, Vishwanuth Ramlakhan, Chris Surat, Navindra Gobin, Hemraj Garbarran, Chaitram Balgobin and Vivikanand Ishwardin.Meanwhile Lusignan SC consists of Shazam Ali (capt.), Rajpaul Basdeo, Robin Williams, Vishnu Ramjeet, Gavin Boodwah, Kumar Bishundial, Azad Mohamed, Vickram Doodnauth, Chaterpaul Ramraj, Somnauth Bharrat, Steve Ramdas, Jadesh Dowlatram and Deokarran Kumar.last_img read more

Man succumbs after attempting to kill wife

first_imgDouble suicideThe man, who attempted to kill his wife before ingesting a dose of poison on Tuesday in the Black Bush Polder, Berbice, has died; while the husband of a now deceased woman, who also died on Tuesday after a lethal dose of poison, is denying that he forced her to consume it.Dead: Shanesia HussainThe two suicides rocked Mibicuri, Black Bush Polder, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).Dead are 30-year-old Amar Jeffrey of Lot 7 CZ Community Zone, Mibicuri, South Black Bush Polder and 27-year-old Shanesia Hussain of Lot 224 Mibicuri North; while Sherry Satnarine Muhammad is now hospitalised after being forced to drink a poisonous substance.Reports are that Hussain consumed the poison about 14:00h on Tuesday and was pronounced dead an hour later. This publication understands that the mother of two and her husband, who were married for 10 years, were having marital issues that led to the breakdown of the marriage.Dead: Amar JeffreyHussain’s husband, who gave his name only as Murphy, said he was at home watching television when his wife rushed into the bedroom and bolted the door. Sensing that something was amiss, he said he tried to enquire from his wife what the issue was but he was unable to get into the room. He said that he then kicked opened the bedroom door.According to Murphy, he found his wife lying at the foot of the bed. He said he smelled poison and called a neighbour and rushed her to the hospital.However, villagers told this publication that Hussain had been accusing her husband of having extramarital affairs. Murphy, however, denied those allegations and also denied allegations that he forced her to drink the poison.“All the allegations that people are making are not true,” he told this publication.Meanwhile, in another section of Black Bush Polder, Amar Jeffrey forced his wife to consume the poisonous substance before also gulping down the substance.Reports are that Sherry Satnarine Muhammad had moved out from their home and spent six days with a male friend at Johanna, which is another of the four polders in Black Bush.After returning home, she spent five weeks before leaving again.On Sunday evening, Jeffery reportedly went to Johanna and demanded that his wife returns home. She agreed but on her way home, she was flogged by Jeffrey.Later that evening, she left home and went back to Johanna.On Monday, Muhammad’s friend reportedly telephoned Jeffrey and told him to come and collect his wife.This newspaper was told that Jeffrey collected her but she did not go to her home; rather, she went to a neighbour’s home and spent the night. Jeffrey also stayed at the neighbour’s house.On Tuesday morning, Muhammad made a report to the Police that Jeffery had been stalking her.According to the neighbour, who asked not to be identified, Muhammad was leaving to go to her mother’s home at Belvedere, when Jeffrey went into her storage room and collected a bottle containing poison.“Some boys was passing on a tractor going to work and she call them to come and see what Jeffery doing. When they stop the tractor, he get up and run and grab she and throw she down”.The woman said she then rushed to get the Police.Meanwhile, eyewitnesses say that Jeffery held his wife’s throat and threw some of the contents of the bottle into her mouth and then threw some on her face before drinking the rest.Both were rushed to the Mibicuri Hospital, where Jeffrey died.Somewattie Satnarine, the mother of Muhammad, said that her daughter was living in an abusive relationship and was trying to get out.“He don’t give she money and plenty times I does got to help them. When I ask she ‘Why she staying with him?’ She tell me that because of the children. The girl did not want to stay with him because he threaten she that he gon kill she,” Satnarine said.“Me daughter always telling me, ‘Mommy, steady he ah beat me’…he giving she to run the house, it aint enough”.Meanwhile, Jeffrey’s mother, Lela Harilall told this publication that her son was finding it very difficult with his wife’s actions.She explained that during the days leading up to the incident, Jeffrey told her to collect the valuables from the house and the children.She said on Tuesday afternoon she received a phone call and the caller informed her that her son was at Mibicuri Hospital after ingesting poison.“When I go, he tell me that he sorry fuh what he did…He tell me that he got too much of pain and he ask me fuh some water fuh drink,” the woman related.Jeffery had been working as the pound attendant for the Mibicuri Police Station and had also worked as a labourer for a rice farmer in Mibicuri.Meanwhile, Muhammad remains a patient in the hospital, while the two children are with their grandmother. Police have since launched an investigation.last_img read more

San Diego City Council select committee on homelessness held its last meeting

first_imgSan Diego City Council select committee on homelessness held its last meeting Ed Lenderman Posted: November 15, 2018 Ed Lenderman, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – By their very natures, select committees are not supposed to be permanent fixtures, but as the chair of this particular one pointed out, in May of 2017, the City’s number one issue was homelessness: “You have safety issues, housing, an outdated policy dating back to 1995,” the Council’s Chris Ward told KUSI,  “so the select committee was formed to look at all legislative action needed,  make recommendations to the full council and then fold that work back into standing committees.”But before the folding so to speak,  a Committee update on the City’s Strategic Plan on Homelessness that includes the Housing Commission.  That’s due before the full Council next Spring.  The committee was also briefed on affordable housing solutions that include “tiny homes.”  Affordable housing developer Michael Copley talked to the committee about his project in Sherman Heights– putting 21 shipping containers on a dirt lot to house 21 formerly homeless veterans. It’s like similar homeless housing projects in Los Angeles and Orange County.Each is 320 square feet and includes a bathroom, kitchen and balcony.New homes going up much faster and a whole lot cheaper than conventional housing. center_img November 15, 2018 Updated: 5:32 PM Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more