Cuomo Says Summer School To Be Conducted Through Distance Learning This Year

first_imgImage by Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.ALBANY – New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that summer school throughout the state will be conducted through distance learning this year. Cuomo says meal programs and child care services for essential employees will continue. In addition, Cuomo says it’s too early to make a determination for schools for the fall semester.The Governor, however, says New York State will issue guidelines in June for schools and colleges to plan ahead. Plans are to be submitted for approval to the state in July. 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

Lin-Manuel Miranda Plans ‘Scrappy’ In the Heights Movie

first_img from $149.00 Lin-Manuel Miranda Hamilton View Comments Star Files Hamilton creator and headliner Lin-Manuel Miranda has taken Broadway by storm as the hip-hop tuner generates buzz well beyond the Great White Way. In addition to discussing Hamilton’s significance during the upcoming presidential election with The Hollywood Reporter, the Tony winner talked about another highly anticipated project: In the Heights on the big screen.“Now we’re aiming for a scrappy $15 million movie,” Miranda said, adding the new scaled-back approach “is more in keeping with the spirit of the show.” The Broadway multi-tasker also said there is a new screenplay.Miranda credits the turnaround to Universal Pictures’ concern that there was no major Latino star attached to the film. “That’s Hollywood being scared,” explained Miranda, “and that’s everyone there having to answer to somebody else. And one of the things I learned was, the less money that’s involved, the more power you have.”Plans for a film adaptation of In the Heights were first announced when Universal acquired the rights in 2008—the same year the musical opened on Broadway and won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score. “At that point,” said Miranda, “the picture was budgeted at around $37 million.” Kenny Ortega, the man behind such movie musicals as Newsies and High School Musical, was set to direct.And as for Hamilton on the big screen? “That conversation’s a ways off,” Miranda said. “It’s not happening anytime soon.” Until then, you can catch the rapping Founding Father on stage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Related Showslast_img read more

Community-minded

first_img4-H’ers are three times more likely to contribute to their communities than youths not participating in 4-H, according to a study by Tufts University.The study shows that 4-H’ers thrive through the health and science education and career preparation they receive through 4-H programming. Compared to non-4-H youths, 4-H’ers spend more hours exercising or being physically active. 4-H’ers also have higher educational achievement and higher motivation for future education, reporting better grades and an elevated level of engagement at school.Volunteering in their communitiesThe structured learning, encouragement and adult mentoring that young people receive through 4-H plays a vital role in helping them actively contribute to their communities, the study said. “The findings presented in the Tufts study are evidence that the young people who are involved in 4-H are better equipped to lead more productive and altruistic lives,” said Donald T. Floyd, Jr., president and CEO of National 4-H Council. “Although 4-H has been the largest youth development program in the nation for more than 100 years, many people are unaware of the incredible and uncommon commitment of 4-H’ers to break through obstacles, tackle big problems and make measurable contributions where they live.”Students across the nation surveyedOfficially named the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development, the Tufts research is an on-going study that started in 2001 with support from the National 4-H Council. Richard Lerner, a youth development scholar, works with researchers at the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University to conduct the study. Youths are measured in “waves” across time which compared those that participate in 4-H to those that do not. The study is currently in wave seven. The 6,885 adolescents surveyed are racially and geographically diverse, representing 45 states.In Georgia, 4-H’ers are leading issues in their towns, counties and state. Health walks, performing arts and animal savingIn Columbia County, Ga., Ryan Rose’s commitment to learning about heart disease in women led to a community-wide walk and educational program, a school-wide “Wear Red” day and donations to the American Heart Association. Through his 4-H project, Rose learned about heart disease and sought to teach others. From middle school 4-H meetings to links on his high school’s website, Rose worked to involve his community in understanding and working to prevent heart disease in women in his county.Mary Allison Lathem combines her love for performing with helping children in Covington, Ga. She formed a community performing arts club and offered programs for at-risk youths visiting the Washington Street Community Center. Thirty-five children in the community center’s after-school program now meet weekly to explore dance, music, acting, puppetry and costuming. Lathem’s efforts and community connections led to club members attending performances of the Nutcracker and the Wizard of Oz, the first live performances most of the students had seen. Local teachers say students in the performing arts club have improved performance and the director of the county’s after-school programs uses the program as a model for all after-school programs to incorporate performing arts.In Georgia, 62 percent of animals in shelters are euthanized each year. After learning that her hometown has an even higher rate, Putnam County 4-H’er Eryn Parker sought to find a solution. Partnering with Petfinders, a national website, Parker photographed animals and posted descriptions to help find the strays new homes. She linked the information to the Putnam County Animal Control Facebook page and posted flyers in the community. With the help of her fellow 4-H’ers, Parker’s work increased the adoption rate of animals from Putnam County Animal Control by 42 percent.The Georgia 4-H program is carried out by University of Georgia staff in counties across the state. To connect with your local 4-H program, call 1-800-ASK-UGA1 or visit the website georgia4h.org.last_img read more

IEA: Global renewable energy capacity will climb by 200GW in 2020, more in 2021

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:Global renewable electricity installation will hit a record level in 2020, according to the International Energy Agency, in sharp contrast with the declines caused by the coronavirus pandemic in the fossil fuel sectors.The IEA report published on Tuesday says almost 90% of new electricity generation in 2020 will be renewable, with just 10% powered by gas and coal. The trend puts green electricity on track to become the largest power source in 2025, displacing coal, which has dominated for the past 50 years.Growing acceptance of the need to tackle the climate crisis by cutting carbon emissions has made renewable energy increasingly attractive to investors. The IEA reports that shares in renewable equipment makers and project developers have outperformed most major stock market indices and that the value of shares in solar companies has more than doubled since December 2019.“Renewable power is defying the difficulties caused by the pandemic, showing robust growth while others fuels struggle,” said Fatih Birol, the IEA’s executive director. “The resilience and positive prospects of the sector are clearly reflected by continued strong appetite from investors. Fossil fuels have had a turbulent time in 2020 as Covid-related measures caused demand from transport and other sectors to plunge.“In 2025, renewables are set to become the largest source of electricity generation worldwide, ending coal’s five decades as the top power provider,” Birol said. “By that time, renewables are expected to supply one-third of the world’s electricity.”The IEA forecasts that new renewable capacity around the world will increase by a record 200 gigawatts in 2020, driven by China and the US where developers are rushing to take advantage of expiring incentive schemes. There is even stronger growth to come in 2021, the IEA said, when India and the European Union will be the driving forces. But growth could decline slightly in 2022 under current policies, the IEA warned.[Damian Carrington]More: International Energy Agency expects green electricity to end coal’s 50-year reign by 2025 IEA: Global renewable energy capacity will climb by 200GW in 2020, more in 2021last_img read more

Remodeled Bethpage Colonial Asks $639,000

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York This recently remodeled, potential mother/daughter Colonial conveniently located within walking distance of nearby shops and restaurants is a must-see property listed for sale at 82 Sherman Ave. in Bethpage.Built in 1938, this four-bedroom home has two bathrooms, two half bathrooms and two eat-in kitchens. Upgrades were made within the past two years to the fully finished basement, kitchens and bedrooms and the roof was replaced four years ago.The house comes equipped with two living rooms, central air conditioning, a patio and fenced-in backyard.The property is located eight blocks from downtown Bethpage, several local parks and the Bethpage Long Island Rail Road station. It’s less than a mile from the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway. And it’s within the award-winning Bethpage School District.The asking price is $639,000, not including the annual property taxes of $10,786.The real estate agent listed for the property is Donna Lee Hickey of Century 21 Catapano Homes. She can be reached at 516-938-0021.last_img read more

Aquebogue Man Convicted of Fatal DWI Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An Aquebogue man has been convicted of driving drunk and causing a crash that killed a 56-year-old Middle Island woman who was delivering newspapers in Hampton Bays last year.A Suffolk County jury found Joseph Perez guilty Tuesday of vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter.Authorities have said that the 31-year-old man was driving his Ford pickup truck westbound on Montauk Highway when he crashed into a parked car and then the victim’s car in January 2014.The victim, Donna Sartori, was pronounced dead at the scene.Perez is scheduled to be sentenced June 25 before Judge Fernando Comacho.last_img read more

Sea Star Festival nominated for the best European festival

first_imgThe Sea Star Festival was nominated for the best European festival, and it is also a record eighth nomination for Exit festivals.This year’s Sea Star Festival, with its second edition, along with improved production, delighted both fans of top entertainment and the performers themselves, who enjoyed Umag during May.And the fact that the Croatian member of the EXIT festival family won the nomination for the “festival Oscars” this year speaks for itself. European Festival Awards (EFA) are considered one of the most prestigious awards in the festival industry, and Sea Star has once again been nominated in the category of best festival for up to 40.000 visitors a day.The current holder of the title for the best major European festival, EXIT, previously won the grand prix award for 2013, while Exit’s Sea Dance Festival, which takes place in Montenegro, won the award for the best festival for up to 40.000 visitors in 2014, and this year alone Exit festivals have a total of eight nominations at the upcoming European Festival Awards.This year’s nomination for Sea Star has already repeated the success from last year, when the festival, after its premiere, was nominated in the same category, but also in the category of the best new festival. In addition to Sea Star, two other festivals organized by the EXIT team, Budva’s Sea Dance, Romania’s Revolution, and Georgia’s Echowaves, which is supported by the EXIT team, are competing for the “Best Festival of up to 40.000 visitors a day” award.Echowaves was also nominated for the best new festival, which means that in competition with the Bosnian Festival 84, which, after the first edition of the festival, won three nominations, in the categories for best new festival, best festival up to 10.000 visitors a day, as well as best indoor festival. EXIT, as the winner of the grand prix award, according to the propositions of the competition this year must pause and give a chance to other festivals to win the title, and will participate in EFA in at least two special categories, “Take a Stand” for social activism and “Brand Activation Award” , for the best corporate activation at the festival.Sea Star is fighting for the title with other European festivals such as Sea Dance, Revolution, Echowaves, Balaton, Electric Castle, Melt and others, and with the votes of an expert jury made up of prominent individuals in the music industry, audience voices around the world will decide final placement of this year’s candidates. Voting for the European Festival Awards began on Thursday and will run until November 30, and the winners will be announced at the award ceremony in Groningen, the Netherlands on January 16, 2019.In addition to two consecutive nominations at the European Festival Awards, Sea Star is last year’s winner of the Capra D’Oro Award given by the Istria County Tourist Board for its contribution to the promotion of Istria, as well as the Ambassador Award for Best New Festival in 2017.RELATED NEWS:BLUE LAGOON LONG AGO UNDERSTANDS THAT THE MOTIVE OF ARRIVAL IS NOT ACCOMMODATION, BUT THE CONTENT IN THE DESTINATIONSEA STAR FESTIVAL GENERATES MORE THAN 60 MILLION HRK TOURIST CONSUMPTIONlast_img read more

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer backing Manchester United to get top four ahead of Arsenal and Chelsea

first_img Emery reflects on Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat to WolvesTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 11:04FullscreenEmery reflects on Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat to Wolveshttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-reflects-arsenals-3-1-defeat-wolves-1912316/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Solskjaer post-City: Towards end you can see difference in classTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:40FullscreenSolskjaer post-City: Towards end you can see difference in classhttps://metro.co.uk/video/solskjaer-post-city-end-difference-class-1912310/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘And in times like these it’s not time to point fingers at anyone or blame anyone. We’ve got to stick together and the strange reality is we’re still in with a shout for top four.‘We’ve got Chelsea here on Sunday. You could see a reaction here today from the lads, which is all good, but we need more quality on Sunday and need to win that game.‘And if we win it and there are two games to make sure we get enough points and goals.’ Advertisement Arsenal’s defeat at Wolves may prove costly for the Gunners (Picture: Getty)‘Of course we wanna get into the top four,’ Solskjaer added.‘I’ve not been thinking or planning on Thursday nights yet so we’ll have to see when May 12 is done, we just gotta make sure we give ourselves a chance now on Sunday.’Chelsea and United face off at Old Trafford on Sunday in a crucial game in the race for top four.Win away in Manchester and Chelsea will be the favourites to claim the final Champions League spot.Arsenal will have the chance to pile the pressure on United and Chelsea as they play earlier in the day on Sunday against Leicester City. United’s top four hopes are not gone just yet (Picture: Getty)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not planning for Europa League football next season after Arsenal’s defeat to Wolves on Wednesday night kept Manchester United in the hunt for a Champions League spot.United were brushed aside by Manchester City at Old Trafford, but remain just three points off of fourth spot after Wolves beat Arsenal 3-0 in their game.Chelsea occupy fourth spot with 67 points, a point ahead of Arsenal, and the Blues are now in the driving seat to qualify for next season’s Champions League.But despite the defeat to City, Solskjaer is still confident his side can pip Chelsea and Arsenal to fourth spot.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I’m concerned about the lack of results that we get,’ Solskjaer said after the game against City. Comment Advertisement Coral BarryThursday 25 Apr 2019 9:50 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link845Shares Ole Gunnar Solskjaer backing Manchester United to get top four ahead of Arsenal and Chelsealast_img read more

Liverpool join Arsenal and Man United in the race to sign CSKA Moscow striker Fedor Chalov

first_img Comment Jurgen Klopp is expecting a quiet summer at Anfield (Picture: Getty)Daniel Sturridge was allowed to leave Anfield after his contract expired at the end of June leaving Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi as Klopp’s only established first-team forwards.AdvertisementAdvertisementKlopp did, however, predict an ‘important role’ for 19-year-old striker Rhian Brewster this season after he scored twice and provided an assist during the win against Tranmere.Chalov signed a new three-year deal with CSKA in January in recognition of his excellent form but they could struggle to hold on to him after missing out on Champions League qualification.Since debuting for the club in 2016, Chalov has scored 27 goals in 65 league matches and has also made two senior appearances for the Russian national team.Liverpool have signed 17-year-old Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg so far this summer and are reportedly closing in on a move for Fulham wonderkid Harvey Elliott.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Advertisement Fedor Chalov is on Liverpool’s radar this summer (Picture: Getty)Liverpool have entered the race to sign CSKA Moscow striker Fedor Chalov as Jurgen Klopp looks to boost his attacking options next season.The 21-year-old top-scored in the Russian Premier League last season with 15 goals in 30 matches and has been linked with a move to a host of clubs this summer.According to the Daily Mirror, both Arsenal and Manchester United are monitoring the £20m-rated Russia international as are Bayern Munich, Borrusia Dortmund, Monaco and Sevilla, amongst others.Although Jurgen Klopp stated ‘it will not be the biggest transfer window of all-time’ for Liverpool after their 6-0 win over Tranmere Rovers on Thursday, he could be in the market for a new striker.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterSunday 14 Jul 2019 8:12 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link285Shares Liverpool join Arsenal and Man United in the race to sign CSKA Moscow striker Fedor Chalovlast_img read more

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to miss Arsenal’s clash against Chelsea after red card in Crystal Palace draw

first_imgReferee Paul Tierney gave Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang his marching orders after a VAR review (Getty Images)Aubameyang, who looked distraught with the decision after he left the pitch at Selhurst Park, is set to return for Arsenal’s trip to Burnley on February 2.The 1-1 draw against Palace leaves Arsenal in 10th place in the Premier League, eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to miss Arsenal’s clash against Chelsea after red card in Crystal Palace draw Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 11 Jan 2020 2:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link14kShares Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was sent off in Arsenal’s clash with Crystal Palace (BT Sport)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will miss Arsenal’s clash with Chelsea later this month following his red card against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.Aubameyang’s goal in the first half had given the Gunners the lead but Jordan Ayew pulled Palace level in the 54th minute.But the Arsenal striker was given his marching orders in the 67th minute for a dangerous foul on Max Meyer.Referee Paul Tierney initially only gave a yellow card to Aubameyang for his challenge on the Palace midfielder.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Advertisement Max Meyer was forced off after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s challenge (BT Sport)However, a subsequent VAR review overturned the decision and Aubameyang was given a straight red card for the tackle.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe sending off now means Aubameyang will miss three matches, one of which is away to Chelsea on January 21.The 30-year-old will also be unavailable for Arsenal’s clash at home to Sheffield United next Saturday, as well as their trip to Bournemouth in the FA Cup fourth round on January 27. Commentlast_img read more