Monica West Named Principal Of McLane Elementary School

first_imgSubmitted by Olympia School DistrictIn August the Olympia School Board named Monica West interim Principal of McLane Elementary School for the 2012-13 school year. Last night the board appointed West permanently to the position, saying she had done an exemplary job as interim principal and was an excellent choice to lead McLane’s students and staff into a bright future.Olympia School District Superintendent Dick Cvitanich added his support for the decision, saying West had also received an enthusiastic endorsement from parents and staff at the school.“Over the past few weeks I have connected with many groups and individuals about how Monica has been doing as Principal, and the feedback I’ve received has been excellent,” said Cvitanich. “I am very pleased that our McLane students and families, as well as Monica’s colleagues, will be able to lean on her skills, leadership and many years of experience as we begin planning for the next school year and beyond.”West has been in the education field for more than 23 years. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Idaho and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Portland State University, and received her administrative credentials from Seattle Pacific University. Before being appointed interim principal at McLane, West served as Assistant Principal and Dean of Students at Jefferson Middle School and Director of the district’s Learning Assistance Program. She has also served as a Math Instructional Specialist in the district’s Teaching and Learning Department and was Dean of Students at Capital High School. West taughtmath and science at the high school level for five years and at the middle school level for 11 years.“I am very excited about being a permanent part of the McLane family and helping each student achieve their very best,” said West. “I look forward to working closely with the community and staff to continue creating a solid learning environment for our students.”McLane Elementary serves about 350 students in preschool through fifth grade, and is home to the district’s Program for Academically Talented Students (PATS) program.West’s new position as permanent Principal begins immediately. Facebook17Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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The Ones That Got Away: A quick look at the unsold players after the…

first_imgAdvertisement 684119NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsqzWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4dji4( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) qrufiWould you ever consider trying this?😱t94m0xCan your students do this? 🌚8kpuwRoller skating! Powered by Firework The 2020 IPL Auctions managed to carve a niche after shattering a slew of records which was highlighted with Kolkata Knight Riders’ acquisition of Pat Cummins for a sum of Rs 15.5 Cr. As with every deed, there’s always the other side of the coin with the crop of unsold players constituting this one. Advertisement Advertisement With the franchises opting for explosive batsmen, the non-T20 specialists were left behind which included Cheteshwar Pujara and Manoj Tiwary. While explosive overseas openers fetched a lot of sum, names such as Evin Lewis and Martin Guptill found no suitors.The franchises put all their balls in the basket comprising of the big-name bowlers which left a slew of talented bowlers without a franchise. The unsold bowlers include New Zealand duo of Tim Southee and Ish Sodhi, leg-spinners such as Adam Zampa, Hayden Walsh. Last season’s find Alzarri Joseph too did not find any bids for him. The other notable unsold players include Kulwant Khejroliya, Muztafizur Rahman, Liam Plunkett, and Vinay Kumar.Advertisement Wicket-keepers were an area which most of the franchises were already comfortably poised with, which is why there was no surprise regarding the unsold list of wicket-keeper batsmen. Heinrich Klassen, Mushfiqur Rahim, Naman Ojha, Kusal Perera, and Shai Hope were some of the high profile names that remained unsold.IPL veteran Yusuf Pathan remained without a franchise while Colin de Grandhomme and Stuart Binny are also set to miss the 13th edition of the IPL. West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite, New Zealand’s explosive Colin Munro, Ben Cutting, and Jason Holder also returned empty-handed at the auction pool.Here is the entire list of Unsold Players:Unsold PlayersBatsmenPlayersBase PriceHanuma Vihari50 LCheteshwar Pujara50 LManjot Kalra20 LHarpreet Bhatia20 LRohan Kadam20 LEvin Lewis1 CRManoj Tiwary50 LColin Ingram50 LMartin Guptill1 CRBowlersPlayersBase PriceTim Southee1 CRIsh Sodhi75 LAdam Zampa1.5 CRHayden Walsh50 LZahir Khan50 LKulwant Khejroliya20 LRiley Meredith40 LK. C. Cariappa20 LMidhun Sudhesan20 LNoor Ahmad30 LAnrich Nortje50 LBarinder Sran50 LMark Wood50 LAlzarri Joseph50 LMustafizur Rahman1 CRAdam Milne50 LRahul Shukla20 LSean Abbott75 LMatt Henry50 LKuldeep Sen20 LJames Pattinson1 CRLiam Plunkett1 CRNathan Ellis20 LKesrick Williams50 LVaibhav Arora20 LSaurabh Dubey20 LR Vinay Kumar1 CR WicketkeepersPlayersBase PriceHeinrich Klaasen50 LMushfiqur Rahim75 LNaman Ojha50 LKusal Perera50 LShai Hope50 LKedar Devdhar20 LK S Bharat20 LAnkush Bains20 LVishnu Vinod20 LNikhil Naik20 LAryan Juyal20 L All-roundersPlayersBase PriceYusuf Pathan1 CRColin de Grandhomme75 LStuart Binny50 LDaniel Sams20 LShahrukh Khan20 LCarlos Brathwaite50 LAndile Phehlukwayo50 LColin Munro1 CRRishi Dhawan50 LBen Cutting75 LAyush Badoni20 LPravin Dubey20 LShams Mulani1 CRJason Holder75 LIsuru Udana50 LSumit Kumar20 LYudhvir Charak20 LSujit Nayak20 LGeorge Garton20 L Read Also:Quick Buck: Pat Cummins becomes the most expensive foreign signing during IPL 2020 auctionIPL 2020 Auction: All the players picked up by the teams and their prices Advertisementlast_img read more

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Barclays Premier League Points Standing

first_imgPOS LP CLUB P W D L GF GA GD PTS1 (1) Leicester City 29 17 9 3 52 31 21 602 (2) Tottenham Hotspur 29 15 10 4 51 24 27 553 (3) Arsenal 29 15 7 7 46 30 16 524 (4) Manchester City 28 15 5 8 52 31 21 505 (5) West Ham United 29 13 10 6 45 33 12 496 (6) Manchester United 29 13 8 8 37 27 10 477 (9) Liverpool 28 12 8 8 43 37 6 448 (7) Stoke City 29 12 7 10 31 34 -3 439 (8) Southampton 29 11 8 10 36 29 7 4110 (10) Chelsea 29 10 10 9 43 39 4 4011 (13) West Brom Albion 29 10 9 10 30 36 -6 3912 (11) Everton 28 9 11 8 51 39 12 3813 (12) Watford 29 10 7 12 29 30 -1 3714 (14) Bournemouth 29 9 8 12 35 45 -10 3515 (15) Crystal Palace 29 9 6 14 32 39 -7 3316 (16) Swansea City 29 8 9 12 28 37 -9 3317 (17) Sunderland 29 6 7 16 35 54 -19 2518 (18) Norwich City 29 6 6 17 31 54 -23 2419 (19) Newcastle United 28 6 6 16 28 53 -25 2420 (20) Aston Villa 29 3 7 19 22 55 -33 16last_img read more

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Replicated Testing Plots Yield Solid Research

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farmers throughout the eastern Corn Belt took advantage of some great planting weather the first part of May. So did Seed Consultants, as they traversed Ohio to put on their replicated testing plots to help farmers better understand what hybrids and varieties perform well in different regions. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins stopped by one of those sites to see how the process works.last_img

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Donate to Charity with Each Credit Card Transaction with SwipeGood

first_imgThe charitable giving service SwipeGood is launching a new feature today called “SmartGiving” that will enable its users to donate to different charities based on their monthly spending patterns.SwipeGood’s goal, according to co-founder Steli Efti, is to build a “simple, elegant solution to giving.” By tying donations in to your regular spending habits, SwipeGood has certainly made it simple. The company rounds up to the nearest dollar on every credit card transaction you make, and then donates that lump sum to a charitable organization. That works out to a roughly $20 donation per person who’s joined the platform so far – spare change adds up.Since SwipeGood launched late last year, Efti says they’ve attracted different sorts of users. Some have a clear idea of which cause they’d like their donations to go toward. Others like the idea of giving back, but aren’t particularly passionate about one cause or another. These users often bail from the system, overwhelmed by the 300 plus charities to choose from and unsure about where best to target their donations.A new feature launching today with SwipeGood addresses that. “SmartGiving” allocates the donations based on users’ actual spending habits. Rather than selecting one charity, SmartGiving means that donations are directed to multiple charities. Based on how your spending is allocated – groceries, housing, travel, for example – SmartGiving will automatically direct funds to food-, housing-, and eco-related charities. audrey watters Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts The idea of simplifying charitable donations is a nice one, and on one hand I think people might be willing to turn over their “spare change” for this sort of endeavor. On the other, I’m not sure if people will balk at having their spending data analyzed for this sort of thing. Users’ financial data is kept private here – this isn’t quite a Blippy for charitable giving. Using the category data from card transactions, SwipeGood breaks down spending into 5 large categories – home, food, healthcare, education, and nature. Watching that allocation and how it plays out as a charitable contribution might prove interesting data for some folks to consider their lifestyle and purchase habits. Tags:#news#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Sonny Thoss shows flashes of old form in Aces win

first_imgThoss finished with 16 points, including a crucial jumper, that clinched the Aces’ second straight win of the season as they jumped to the sixth seed in the ladder.“Coach (Alex Compton) just asked me to be aggressive, we had a size advantage, so I was just trying to make myself available inside and give the team a chance,” said Thoss, who also grabbed five rebounds, Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I appreciate the guys actually looking inside too.”The Aces still miss starters Vic Manuel, JVee Casio, and Kevin Racal due to injuries while Simon Enciso and rookie GBoy Babilonia are also sidelined. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Playing different roles, Jeron Teng steps up for depleted Alaska Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Sonny Thoss was dormant for the past two games Alaska played in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup.The 37-year-old center scored a total of 10 points with the Aces splitting their first two games but Thoss eventually showed his vintage form when he helped lead Alaska to a 103-101 win over Blackwater Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Thoss, however, took it upon himself to be that man in the middle for the Aces especially with Blackwater not having a legitimate center underneath.Blackwater’s biggest player was 6-foot-5 rookie Abu Tratter and although he’s only two inches shorter than Thoss he mostly plays power forward since his college days at De La Salle.Thoss wasn’t just instrumental in the early stages of the game, he was also there in the clutch when the Aces needed him.Holding on to a 101-100 lead in the final minute of the game, Thoss squared up from the free throw line and calmly drained a jumper off of Chris Banchero’s assist with 34.3 seconds remaining.“It was a great team effort, everybody stepped up, and we needed it,” said Thoss, who was just one of the five Aces who finished in double figures. “We’re short on guys so it gives an opportunity for other players to step up and play.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Video: Urban Meyer Announces That Running Back Mike Weber Has Earned Removal Of Black Stripe

first_imgMike Weber celebrating with his Ohio State football teammatesCOLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: Mike Weber #25 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during the second half against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)One by one, members of Ohio State’s freshman class are earning the removal of their black stripe and officially becoming true Buckeyes. Offensive lineman Isaiah prince was the first freshman to earn the honor, and after today’s practice, Urban Meyer announced that Mike Weber has done the same.Mike Weber was a work today at practice and earned the removal of his black stripe. Welcome to the Buckeyes 20. #ScarletAndGrey #GoBuckA video posted by The Ohio State Football (@theohiostatefootball) on Aug 15, 2015 at 3:26pm PDT That has to be a pretty special feeling for an Ohio State freshman. Weber, a Detroit native, caught a bit of heat during the winter when he was photographed wearing Michigan gear. It is safe to say that he’s put that Ohio State faux pas behind him, as he becomes the second 2015 freshman to prove himself to the rest of the team.last_img read more

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Canada vows to aggressively defend lumber sector after duties confirmed by US

first_imgThe federal government vowed to aggressively defend Canada’s softwood lumber industry after the U.S. International Trade Commission unanimously voted that American producers have been harmed by imports of subsidized Canadian lumber.“We will stand shoulder to shoulder with the forestry sector in Canada,” Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr told reporters in Ottawa.Carr called the duties unnecessary and said Canada has already launched challenges under both the North American Free Trade Agreement and at the World Trade Organization. The NAFTA dispute panel has to make a ruling by next fall. The WTO process could take years.“We have fought them before and we’ll continue to defend Canada’s interests,” Carr said.He added the government is helping the industry by offering a support package, including loan guarantees at commercial rates, and working to expand export markets and transform the industry.In a 4-0 vote Thursday, the agency sided with the U.S. lumber coalition, which complained that Canadian lumber was subsidized and that it was dumped into the American market at artificially low prices.Most Canadian producers will now pay a combined countervailing and anti-dumping rate of 20.83 per cent, down from 26.75 per cent in the preliminary determinations issued earlier this year.Canadian producers have paid about $500 million in deposits for the duties thus far.The duties have added to the cost of building a home in the United States. Canadian unions and lumber companies fear the issue will eventually cause layoffs.West Fraser Timber (TSX:WFT) pays the highest duties at 23.7 per cent. Canfor (TSX:CFP) is next at 22.13, followed by Tolko at 22.07, Resolute Forest Products (TSX:RFP) at 17.9 per cent and J.D. Irving at 9.92 per cent.A Resolute Forest Products spokesman said the U.S. will now hold large industry deposits as “ransom” in hope of pushing the Canadian government to sign a “bad deal.”“Sorry U.S., that’s not going to happen. Canada is not going to be bullied into submission,” Resolute’s Seth Kursman said in an interview from Washington, D.C.He added that the financial health of American firms is clear evidence that no injury has been suffered.“The U.S. industry has been crowing about its prosperity for over a year. It is making more money than at any previous time in history.”The B.C. Lumber Trade Council said the ruling, while not unexpected, is “completely without merit.”Council president Susan Yurkovich said the process is biased in favour of the U.S. industry.“We are confident that this latest decision by the ITC will again be reversed,” she said in a news release.ITC decisions in the two previous softwood lumber trade disputes didn’t survive appeals, Yurkovich noted.Between 2001 and 2006, when the last softwood lumber dispute took place, it’s believed about 15,000 jobs disappeared in the softwood industry.Yurkovich said the U.S. Coalition’s claims of injury “ring particularly hollow” given the strong financial performance the U.S. industry is facing and Canadian imports are lower than in 2006 when imports were deemed non-injurious.New Brunswick Trade Policy Minister Roger Melanson said the province remains “deeply disappointed” by the vote.“Our government strongly feels that these duties against New Brunswick and Canada’s softwood lumber producers are unfair and unwarranted,” he said in a statement.British Columbia Premier John Horgan said the province believes an independent tribunal will determine the U.S. allegations are unfounded.“Today’s ruling, though not unexpected, means that B.C. and Canadian forest companies must continue to pay unfair and unwarranted duties, to make U.S. lumber companies and land owners even richer at the expense of Canadian exporters and American consumers and builders,” he said in a news release.The U.S. Lumber Coalition, which launched a petition nearly a year ago, applauded the vote.“The evidence presented to the ITC was clear — the massive subsidies that the Canadian government provides to its lumber industry and the dumping of lumber products into the U.S. market by Canadian companies cause real harm to U.S. producers and workers,” stated co-chairman Jason Brochu.“Now, with a level playing field, the U.S. lumber industry, and the 350,000 hardworking men and women who support it, can have the chance to compete fairly.”Fellow co-chairman Joe Patton added U.S. lumber mills will be able to make investments to expand production to meet demand.Reasons supporting the vote are expected to be released by mid-January, the commission said Thursday.Trade data from the United States Department of Agriculture shows the amount of Canadian softwood imported was down eight per cent for first nine months of 2017, compared with the same period in 2016.Trade data from Statistics Canada shows British Columbia producers are bearing the brunt of the drop, with softwood exports to the U.S. down about 33 per cent. The value of those exports was down 28 per cent.British Columbia’s wildfires last summer cut exports in July and August to about half what they were a year earlier.Quebec exports to the U.S. actually went up three per cent and Ontario exports are up 11 per cent so far this year.Quebec and Ontario wood exporters rely almost exclusively on U.S. markets, with 99 per cent of Ontario shipments of softwood and 98 per cent of Quebec’s going to the United States.In 2016, about 81 per cent of B.C. softwood was exported to the United States, while in 2017 that fell to 63 per cent.last_img read more

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US steel aluminum tariffs will cause collateral damage Canadian producers

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada’s metal producers are urging the government to push back against an American plan to slap steep tariffs on aluminum and steel imports, saying they are being unfairly targeted in a sweeping strategy aimed at protecting U.S. companies from state-sponsored Chinese producers.President Donald Trump announced Thursday he intends to impose duties of 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum, with no mention of excluding Canada, which is the main supplier of both metals to the U.S.The tariffs will be felt most heavily by workers and consumers in the United States as the “collateral damage” spreads throughout the American economy in the form of higher prices and stunted growth, said Jean Simard, head of the Aluminium Association of Canada.“We’re not part of the problem,” Simard said. “The problem is China and the U.S. knows it.”Canada exports to the U.S. 90 per cent of the 3.2-million tonnes of aluminum it produces annually, which represents two thirds of America’s total aluminum imports.The proposed import duties would boost primary aluminum smelting jobs by an estimated 1,900, while at the same time destroying 23,000 to 90,000 jobs downstream, according to a report released Friday by Harbor, an aluminum industry consulting firm.The tariffs will have repercussions north of the border regardless of whether the U.S. grants Canada an exemption, said Joseph Galimberti, president of the Canadian Steel Producers Association.Diverted steel previously destined for the U.S. could swamp Canada’s domestic market and will also drive down prices in other countries, making it more difficult for Canadian producers to sell elsewhere, Galimberti said.“There is a significant volume of steel that will be displaced into the global market, which is already widely understood to be over capacity.”Numbers released by the steel producers association indicate the steel trade between Canada and the U.S. is balanced, with $6 billion of the product that moved in both directions across the border in 2017. Canada receives half of all American steel exports, while the U.S. receives 90 per cent of Canadian steel exports, the association said.The epicentre of Canada’s steel industry is Hamilton, Ont., and the surrounding region, where at least half of the country’s steel exports originate, said chamber of commerce president Keanin Loomis.“Steel to us is everything. It’s our identity. It’s our legacy,” Loomis said, adding he and other chamber members were “gobsmacked” by Trump’s announcement.The president is expected to get around free-trade obligations between the two countries using a U.S. law that allows him to introduce the tariffs for reasons of national security.Loomis pointed to the last time the U.S. imposed tariffs on Canadian steel imports, which occurred under former president George W. Bush. They were quickly reversed after the negative downstream effects on the American economy became apparent, he said.“This has been tried before. It failed. It would be foolish to try … this again.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the trade measures “absolutely unacceptable.”“It just makes no sense to highlight that Canadian steel or aluminium could be a security threat to the United States,” he said.While there is scant detail on what the tariffs would look like, the North American automobile industry stands to be seriously affected.“The auto sector really doesn’t have a border,” said Flavio Volpe, head of the Auto Parts Manufacturers’ Association. “It’s like a plate of spaghetti. It’s not always that easy to pull one strand out.”It takes time to ramp up steel production, meaning that in the short term American consumers bear the costs of paying the tariffs, Volpe said. He added that boosting steel capacity is also capital intensive, the cost of which would also fall on American consumers.Mark Nantais, president of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association, said he didn’t want to speculate about the tariffs in the absence of more details, but he encouraged Canadian officials to push for exemptions.— Follow @gwomand on Twitterlast_img read more

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