WATCH: PBC Schools Superintendent Holds Facebook Q&A Session

first_imgOne day after his fellow board members rejected a union’s request to oust him, Palm Beach County School Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy is set to host a Q & A session on Facebook Live.The online forum, which begins at 5 p.m. Thursday, aims to ensure that parents, students and staff are ready for campuses to reopen on Monday, Sept. 21.The district’s chief operating officer, Wanda Paul, will be present during the session as well.Please join us tonight at 5 p.m. for a live question and answer session over on Facebook Live at https://t.co/rYYIZkexOZ You can also find answers to many questions on our website here: https://t.co/CHsrnwFYeO pic.twitter.com/jOlVeBwERB— Donald E. Fennoy II (@SuptFennoy) September 17, 2020 On Wednesday, the school board rejected a request from the Classroom Teachers’ Association to remove Fennoy, due to what the union considered “a pattern of failed leadership and lies and deceptions” regarding the district’s campus reopening plans, according to our news partner, WPTV NewsChannel 5.The union’s letter went on to note Fennoy’s alleged “indifference towards valid health concerns, refusal to consider fair working conditions, and a sheer lack of both ability and willingness to properly plan for the safest and most effective transition to back-to-campus operations. ”Meanwhile, the district has posted an FAQ page to address many questions about the new school year and the return to brick-and-mortar learning.last_img read more

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Other Sports Pro Kabaddi League: Vikas Kandola shines in Haryana Steelers win over U Mumba

first_imgChennai: Star raider Vikas Kandola did the star turn as Haryana Steelers beat U Mumba 30-27 for an important win in a Pro Kabaddi League match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Monday.The closely fought contest saw the Mumbai side match the Steelers till the very end, but Kandolas nine-point game and some uncharacteristic errors from the U Mumba defence handed Haryana victory.Both sides went into the match with identical records (four wins and four losses in eight matches), but Haryana Steelers started aggressively, with coach Rakesh Kumar recognising the lack of raiding quality in U Mumba’s ranks.The defence kept a high line, strangling U Mumba’s opportunities to pick up Bonus Points, thereby forcing them to make mistakes while Vikas Kandola picked up the points with his raids in the other end.His three-point Super Raid 12 minutes into the match set the tone for the Haryana side, which inflicted an All-Out on U Mumba with three minutes remaining to half time.Steelers led 16-8 at half-time.In the second half, the introduction of raider AbhishekSingh by U Mumba brought about a change in the proceedings as his raids helped the team reduce the lead to just two points 10 minutes into the half.However, consecutive Super Tackles by Ravi Kumar and Chand Singh, along with a few errors in the Mumbai defence quickly widened the gap to 25-17 in favour of Haryana with seven minutes to the final whistle.Sandeep Narwal’s raid for Mumbai with six minutes left on the clock, taking out Dharmaraj Cheralathan and Chand Singh, tilted the balance of the match once again and the subsequent all-out meant the gap was reduced to one point with less than three minutes remaining.But the push came a little too late for Mumbai as they succumbed to another defeat. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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JT Daniels named starting quarterback for Fresno State game

first_imgSophomore quarterback JT Daniels looks to throw in last season’s finale against Notre Dame. (Tal Volk/Daily Trojan) “We were very surprised with Kedon coming out of the spring, very impressed,” Helton said. “We went through this camp and another 15 practices to see if it wasn’t just spring. He did it again.” Fink returns for his fourth season at USC after nearly leaving the program. He entered the transfer portal in April after it was reported that he was discouraged with his starting prospects following a meeting with Helton.  After a 2018 season in which Daniels led the Trojans to a paltry 5-7 record, Helton made it clear that the starting job was not simply handed to the young quarterback.  Daniels’ first year behind center was inconsistent but showcased his raw talent. As a freshman, he threw for 2,672 yards and 14 touchdowns in 11 games while offering occasional flashes of brilliance.  Daniels returns to the starting job as one of USC’s most scrutinized players. After being named the 2017 Gatorade National Player of the Year as a junior at perennial power Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Daniels left high school a year early and was named the Trojans’ starting signal-caller a week before the team’s 2018 season opener.  This year, the sophomore got the nod from Helton marginally earlier, just two weeks before USC’s first game. According to Helton and offensive coordinator Graham Harrell, Daniels put forth the most consistent performance throughout fall camp.  Sears is returning for his third year as a Trojan. He started one game last season after Daniels and Fink were sidelined with a concussion and broken ribs, respectively.  “We came into the process and said it’s not going to be about age or who’s been on the field,” Helton said. “It’s going to be about how people play and how people compete on a day-to-day basis and execute the offense and how they do it consistently. JT did that.” Sophomore quarterback JT Daniels will be USC football’s starting quarterback Saturday against Fresno State, head coach Clay Helton announced Aug. 20. The decision, long awaited but not unexpected, came after months of competition. After facing many critics as the battle for the starting job carried on for weeks, reporters asked Daniels whether or not he felt he finally had an opportunity to prove his detractors wrong. “Having Kedon in there everyday, having Fink play great [and] having Sears play great definitely pushes you to make sure you’re on yourself,” Daniels said. “I’ve made a big emphasis on pocket movement and just pocket mobility in general,” Daniels said. “I’d definitely say that was a big focus. Just moving through progressions faster [and] a big emphasis on taking no sacks.” Slovis was an unheralded three-star recruit out of Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, Ariz. The freshman enrolled early at USC last semester to participate in spring practices. Since arriving, Slovis’s ability to make tough throws has made a lasting impression on the coaching staff.  “Kedon’s a special talent. Talent-wise, he’s as good as I’ve ever seen,” Harrell said. “Kedon can make some throws that other people can’t make.” USC’s quarterback competition began in the spring and extended over 30 practices. The coaching staff remained committed to a democratic process throughout fall camp. All four quarterbacks received an equal amount of reps at practice and split time between the first- and second-team offenses.  Fink’s father told the Los Angeles Times in May that his son would be transferring to the University of Illinois. Fink quickly shut down his father’s claim and announced in June that he would remain with the Trojans.  Daniels is a prototypical pocket passer with the ability to put touch on the ball and fit it into tight windows. Still, the young quarterback is not resting on his laurels.  Over the course of seven games played in relief of either Sam Darnold or Daniels, Fink completed 72% of his passes and rushed for 106 yards. The veteran is accurate on short to intermediate routes and possesses underrated athleticism. Sears performed admirably in the only start of his career, completing 20 of 28 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns in a narrow loss to Arizona State.  According to Daniels, the competition brought out the best in himself and the rest of the team. While many fans speculated that Daniels would ultimately earn the starting job, the announcement of freshman Kedon Slovis as his backup was unexpected.  Redshirt junior Matt Fink and redshirt sophomore Jack Sears round out the rest of the depth chart behind Slovis at three and four.  “I’m not excited to go out there to prove them wrong,” Daniels said. “I’m just excited to play football.” Daniels and the Trojans will get the opportunity to do just that when they kick off against Fresno State Saturday at 7:30 p.m.last_img read more

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BRAZIL 2014: Ghana’s opponent U.S. appoints Berti Vogts as Technical adviser

first_imgThe U.S. have hired former Germany coach and World Cup winner Berti Vogts as a special adviser until the World Cup in Brazil.The move was described as one that would boost their chances of getting through the group stage, the team said on Monday.The U.S. has been drawn with Germany, Ghana and Portugal for the preliminaries at the June 12 to July 13 finals.Vogts, who won the trophy as a player in 1974 and coached Germany and current U.S. coach Juergen Klinsmann to their last international title at Euro 1996, has also coached Nigeria.He is currently the Azerbaijan national team coach.“We are absolutely thrilled to have Berti join us as an adviser,” Klinsmann said in a statement. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, both as a player and a coach, and he knows what it takes to succeed at the highest level.”Vogts will help development of training plans, prepare scouting reports and will travel to watch opponents in the run-up to the tournament.Nicknamed ‘the terrier’ for his tough defending, Vogts was a stalwart at Borussia Moenchengladbach FC for 15 years, and earned 96 caps for Germany before going into coaching.He coached Germany from 1990-1998 before taking on other national teams with mixed success.last_img read more

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