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Iowa Class of 2019 graduation rate was 91.6%

first_imgDES MOINES — Iowa’s high school gradation rate reached a record high in 2019.  A record 91.6% of the students in the Class of 2019 graduated from high school in four years. That’s two-tenths of a percent higher than 2018 results.According to the Iowa Department of Education, there’s been improvement in early every demographic group of students since 2011. There’s been a more than nine percent improvement in the graduation rate among Latino students, for example.The drop-out rate for Iowa high school students last year was about two-point-six percent.The most recent data available  nationally is for the 2016-2017 school year and the national high school graduation rate was 85 percent.last_img read more

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We have earned the right to receive pensions

first_imgDear Editor,Can the Ministry of Social Services kindly advise the Old Age Pensioners- both Old Age and National Insurance Scheme (NIS)- along with those persons who receive Public Assistance, as to what time of the day their pension is due so that they can report to the Post Office and other areas on the same day that it is payableIt can be frustrating, having us wait at the Post Office as early as 07:00h on pension days and not to be paid on most occasions until after 11:00h. Then at 12:00h, the Post Master or Pay Clerk goes to lunch and resumes payment at 13:00h.Remember, as we get older we try to beat the weather by travelling in the cooler hours. There are no reasons for me to believe that pensions cannot be made available at 09:00h at the Post Offices on the greater Essequibo Coast; the Charity and Aurora Post Offices.Our Pension must not be seen as a hand out or gift, we have earned the right to receive same.I had written about the inadequate seating accommodation at these Offices, particularly on pension days, but it is good that I can say that has been addressed. I am hoping that these long hours of waiting will be significantly reduced.Sincerely,Archie W CordisEssequibo CoastPensionerlast_img read more

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Tottenham beat holders Real to reach last 16

first_imgLacklustre Madrid were run ragged on their first ever appearance at Wembley and Christian Eriksen delivered the knockout blow to ensure Zinedine Zidane’s side won’t be wishing for a return to the English national stadium anytime soon.Cristiano Ronaldo’s late strike was no consolation for the 12-time European champions, who hadn’t lost at this stage of the tournament since October 2012.With two games still to play in Group H, Tottenham’s first ever win over Real means they are guaranteed to reach the knockout phase and, just as significantly, it should give them genuine belief they can mount a serious challenge for the trophy.After an erratic start to the season, this was Alli’s coming of age party as the 21-year-old bossed the midfield on his return to European action after a three-match ban.While Tottenham were in dreamland, Madrid’s shambolic display, coming after a shock La Liga defeat at minnows Girona last weekend, will add to the pressure on Zidane as he struggles to handle the first major test of his coaching credentials.In the build-up to the match, Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen had bragged he wouldn’t swap Harry Kane for even Ronaldo.While that bold claim might be a little dubious, the England forward, back after missing Saturday’s defeat at Manchester United with a hamstring injury, did everything he could to repay his team-mate’s boast.Kane buzzed around the Madrid defence with real menace and his driven pass to Kieran Trippier gave the right-back the chance for an audacious volley that flashed wide of the far post.Despite losing Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld to injury midway through the half, Mauricio Pochettino’s side were dictating the tempo and their vibrant start was rewarded in the 27th minute.Eriksen’s pass picked out Trippier’s run and, with Madrid’s appeals for offside falling on deaf ears, the defender whipped over a low cross that picked out Alli, who got in front of the Madrid defence to stab home.– Sublime style –Ronaldo was largely anonymous for much of the first half and he spent more energy gesticulating to the referee and his team-mates than leading a Real revival.When he finally had a sight of goal, the Portugal forward wasted the opportunity with a low shot straight at Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.Marcelo, surging away down the left edge of the Tottenham area, almost bagged a equaliser immediately after the interval when the left-back’s cross-shot forced Lloris into action.But Real remained fatally flawed at the back and Alli took full advantage to double Tottenham’s lead in sublime style in the 56th minute.Taking possession 25 yards from goal, Alli weaved his way past Madrid’s leaden-footed defence, working enough space on the edge of the area for a powerful strike that deflected in off Real captain Sergio Ramos.With Zidane’s team now forced to chase the game, Tottenham were able to pick them off with a lethal counter-attack in the 65th minute.Kane was the catalyst with a perfectly-weighted pass into Eriksen’s path and the Dane did the rest, clipping a nonchalant finish past Kiko Casilla to spark wild celebrations from the disbelieving Tottenham fans.Ronaldo got one back with a deflected 80th minute effort, but it was far too late to salvage a futile night for Madrid.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The Tottenham midfielder showed his desire to get on the end of the cross and get across Nacho in the six yard box. Photo/DMLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 1 – Dele Alli fired Tottenham Hotspur into the Champions League last 16 as his brace inspired a swaggering 3-1 win over Real Madrid that condemned the troubled holders to their first group-stage defeat in five years.Alli put Tottenham ahead from close range in the first half and the England midfielder doubled their lead with a fine solo effort after the interval.last_img read more

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Reading confirm Clarke as new manager

first_img1 Steve Clarke Reading have appointed Steve Clarke as their new manager – as talkSPORT told you earlier today.The former West Bromwich Albion boss, who has also coached at Chelsea and Liverpool, has signed a two-and-a-half year deal to succeed Nigel Adkins, who was sacked on Monday.Clarke said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Reading Football Club and I look forward to helping the club move in the right direction. A big part of the work ahead is on the training ground and I look forward to meeting the players and getting onto the grass with them. There is real potential here and hopefully exciting times ahead for the supporters.” Co-Chairman Sir John Madejski said, “I would like to wholeheartedly welcome Steve to Reading Football Club and wish him every success here. He comes with a CV of the very highest order and I look forward to moving back up the table with him in charge. “It has been a difficult period for all concerned, but now we can look forwards. Nigel Adkins worked tirelessly to achieve success, sadly it did not work out for him but we wish him, his family and staff well for the future. Now we look forward to a new era under Steve’s stewardship and I for one am excited about this new beginning.”last_img read more

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LOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST PATRICK’S, DONEGAL TOWN & ST AGATHA’S, CLAR

first_imgNEWSLETTERSt. Patrick’s Church, Donegal Town Fr. Willie Peoples 074-9721026Saturday 28th 10.00am Leo Drury – Anniversary6.00pm Lawrence Carr – Months MindSunday 29th 9.00am11.30am Ita O’ Connor – Months MindMonday 30th 9.30amTuesday 1st 9.30am Jim Conaghan – AnniversaryThursday 3rd 9.30amFriday 4th 9.30amSaturday 5th 10.00am Mary & James Breslin – Anniversary11.00am First Holy Communion – Scoil Aodh Rua Agus Nuala6.00pm Gene & Veronica Doherty – AnniversarySunday 6th 9.00am Deceased Members of the Mc Glinchy Family11.30am Joe Weir – AnniversaryEUCHARISTIC ADORATION – St. Patrick’s Church on Thursdays, from 10.00am -9.00pm. All Welcome!SICK AND HOUSEBOUND – will be attended to this Friday.WATERBUS TRIPWould all those selling Tickets for the Waterbus Trip on Saturday, 5th of May, please return monies this week. A sincere Thank you to the Waterbus Committee for the Proceeds towards the Parish Centre – To all Ticket sellers and to everyone who contributed towards this project, Thank you.CONGRATULATIONS – To all Children from the Gael – Scoil who made their First Holy Communion this Weekend St. Agatha’s Church, Clar Fr. Danny Mc Brearty 074-9721093Saturday 28th 6.30pm Mark Quinn – AnniversarySunday 29th 10.30am James Kelly, Druminin – AnniversarySaturday 5th 6.30pm Danny Martin – AnniversarySunday 6th 10.30am Teresa Mc Andrew – AnniversaryMASSES DURING THE WEEK: Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday – 10.00am, Tuesday – 7.00pm.EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT -Tuesday from 3pm -7pm in St Agatha’s Church, Clar.SICK AND AGED will be visited on Wednesday, 2nd May commencing at 10.30amCEMETERY SUNDAY MASS – Sunday 8th July, at 10.30am, in St Agatha’s, Church, Clar. Please tell your family and friendsFIRST HOLY COMMUNION – St Agatha’s Church, Clar on Saturday, 19th May 2012 at 11.00am Mass. REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT OUTREACHThe Outreach Officer will be in attendance in The Family Resource Centre, Upper Main Street, Donegal Town on Thursday 3rd May, from 11.00am to 1.00pm. No appointment necessary. Further enquiries to Helen or Mary 074 9128010.D.A.R.A“Care of the older person information morning in the Central Hotel on Wednesday, May 2nd from 10.00am – 2.00pm. See Donegal Times for details. All members welcome.RELAY FOR LIFE (IRISH CANCER SOCIETY)A Coffee morning and fun walk/ cycle will take place on Friday 4th May at your local VEC. Adult Education and Training Centre, Killybegs Road. Come along and enjoy the fun. Proceeds to Relay for Life.DONEGAL BRANCH OF THE ALZHEIRER SOCIETY OF IRELANDThe Annual Golf Classic will be held on Friday, 11th May at Donegal Golf Club, Murvagh, This well supported Annual Event still has vacancies for teams’ to enter Book online or contact Grainne 074 9734054. Your support would be appreciated.CERTIFICATE IN MARRIAGE EDUCATIONAre you interested in training as a facilitator with ACCORD Marriage Care? For more information ring 074 9723944 or visitwww.accord.ie Applications to be received by Friday, 11th May. DONEGAL BRANCH OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSISWe would like to say thank you to all who helped out at our Church Gate collection last weekend. A sincere thank you to all who contributed so generously to the Charity. €844.62 was collected.LOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST PATRICK’S, DONEGAL TOWN & ST AGATHA’S, CLAR was last modified: April 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CLARDONEGAL TOWN & ST AGATHA’SLOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST PATRICK’Slast_img read more

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Panel: Security cops can pursue suspects

first_img Ricardo Garcia, an official with the American Civil Liberties Union who sought many of those changes, said he is pleased with the direction of the plan, but hopes there will be additional oversight with the new pursuit policy. “I would hope the training is very extensive,” he said. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 dan.laidman@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Now police from other city agencies would be able to pursue suspects in “dangerous felony situations,” said LAPD Cmdr. Mike Bostic. Other police agencies would then take over as soon as they could arrive, he added. The change addresses the concerns of the Los Angeles General Services Police Officers Association, said Donald A. Taylor, who heads the group of police within the Office of Public Safety. “We are quite pleased at the latest turn of events with our pursuit policy,” Taylor said. Taylor’s group has had all its concerns about the consolidation addressed with the exception of one regarding training, but that will be addressed soon, he said. The public safety consolidation plan, which still requires City Council approval, has also undergone changes to provide more civilian oversight. City security officers will be allowed to pursue fleeing suspects in certain situations under a plan approved by the Police Commission on Tuesday that paves the way for the consolidation of public safety personnel. The deal to expand pursuits appears to clear one of the last remaining obstacles to bringing officers from city libraries, parks, the Convention Center, the L.A. Zoo, Olvera Street and other areas under a single Office of Public Safety. While city officials have touted the plan as a way to streamline public safety functions and improve communication, some non-Los Angeles Police Department security employees have been seeking greater powers within the new department. One of the main sticking points was a provision that would have kept Office of Public Safety personnel from engaging in vehicle pursuits. last_img read more

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Dolcini throws perfect game, Christensen breaks HR record as Fortuna sweeps Arcata

first_imgArcata >> Add another check mark to laundry list of goals for the Fortuna Huskies set for themselves this season. Fortuna (21-1-1 overall, 12-0 Big 5), ranked No. 1 in the North Coast Section Division 4, completed a perfect Big 5 season with a doubleheader sweep of Arcata (4-16, 0-12 Big 5), 24-0 and 8-0, Friday at Arcata High School.“We finally accomplished a goal to go undefeated in league,” said Fortuna catcher Jenna Christensen, who broke her sister Courtney’s school record by going deep …last_img read more

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A look at how the Warriors might defend James Harden

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – The Warriors try to follow the rules. Even when they do, the Warriors still often get penalized.Then again that is what happens to most of the 28 other NBA teams that defend Houston guard James Harden. He will either make a step-back 3, sink a floater or go to the free-throw line after drawing contact both real and imagined.Yup, the Warriors will sure …last_img read more

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How to treat symptoms from the webinar: Evidence-based guidelines for the nutritional management of adult oncology patients

first_imgPhotospin.com by David Castillo Dominiciby Robin AllenWe listened to such valuable information on nutrition and the treatment of cancer.  I have decided present some highlights that we ran out of time to discuss.  The following are highlights from the Webinar:Evidence-based guidelines for the nutritional management of adult oncology patientsManaging symptoms of Cancer treatment:Loss of Appetite, Weight Loss, CachexiaSeveral small meals per dayHigh-protein foods firstLargest meal when hungriestKeep food interestingPush high-calorie foods and beveragesProtein shakes, milkshakes, smoothiesEnteral feeding or TPN may be necessaryDysguesiaBitter or metallic tasteMoist and naturally sweet foodsMarinate meatsAdd small amounts of sugar to foodsSour candiesRinse mouth and brush teeth several times a day to keep taste buds cleanMucositisUlceration/soreness of tongue and throatEasy-to-swallow foodsRoom temperatureAvoid smoking and alcoholRinse mouth regularly DysphagiaDifficulty swallowingSmall, frequent mealsPuree foods, thin out mashed foodsDeep breathes before trying to swallow, exhale or cough after swallowingPlenty of fluidsSLP to help learn effective swallowing techniquesNauseaSmall amounts often and slowlyAvoid eating in stuffy room, or has strong odorsFewer liquids with mealsSip liquids throughout the dayConsume food and beverages at room temperature or coolerSit upright when eatingDry toast or crackers in morning before getting upAvoid eating for 1-2 hours before RT or chemoAnti-nausea medicationsTrack when nausea occurs and what is causing it VomitingDo not eat or drink until vomiting is under controlSit upright for a period of time after vomitingOnce controlled, small amounts of clear liquidsOnce clear liquids can be kept down, full liquid dietCarbonated beverages may cause fullness, bloating or burping, triggering vomitingDiarrheaAvoid dairy if increase indigestion and diarrheaEat small amounts of food and liquids throughout the dayDrink plenty of liquids to avoid dehydrationAvoid very hot or very cold foodsDrink liquids at room temperatureEat plenty of foods and liquids high in sodium and potassiumClear liquid diet during first 12-24 hours of onset For more information, you can listen to the recording on the event page.References:http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hed.23599/abstracthttps://www.cancer.org/treatment/survivorship-during-and-after-treatment/staying-active/nutrition/nutrition-during-treatment.htmlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hed.20447/fullhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.3322/caac.21142/fullThis blog was posted by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and LinkedIn.last_img read more

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Watch: A dragonfly predicts the movements of its prey

first_imgAnyone who has tried to swat an insect can attest to how difficult it is to make contact with such elusive targets, but dragonflies, in spite of their tiny brains, have mastered the art. When humans attempt to intercept an object, our brains anticipate both how the object is moving as well as how our own bodies will behave as we move. It was previously unknown whether invertebrates possessed these predictive capacities, and most of their behaviors were thought to be completely reactionary. However, today researchers report in Nature that dragonflies do rely on predictive models to intercept prey. The researchers attached reflective markers to the dragonflies and then filmed them using high-speed cameras to determine how they tracked their prey: The dragonfly relies on approaching the target from below while matching its own body alignment with its prey’s. During the approach, the predator tracks the target with its head but maneuvers its body independently to maintain the proper alignment. These movements require that the insect successfully make predictions about the motion of its prey as well as its own body. If the dragonfly can match its prey’s body orientation, scoring a successful meal becomes as simple as closing the vertical gap and grabbing on as the target (a fruit fly in the video above) passes by. Whether other invertebrates are capable of this sort predictive neural modeling remains to be seen.(Video credit: Anthony Leonardo, Janelia Research Campus, HHMI)Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

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