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Majority of Martin County Students Start in-classroom Learning Today

first_imgSchool starts today, in the classroom, for nearly 70% of Martin County students whose parents opted for in-person learning.Students will wear masks as they ride the bus and must stay 6 feet apart while in the classroom, in order to take their mask off.Martin County Schools says about 38% of district students will be attending class remotely from home. Schools will have one-way hallways to limit congestion. Students and staff will wear masks when social distancing is not possible. Martin County is the first district on the Treasure Coast returning to school this year.School districts in Indian River and St. Lucie counties delayed the start of school by two weeks to Aug. 24 because of the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

NBA: Chauncey Billups was aware of Irving’s trade request while in interview with Cavs

first_imgMOST READ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LATEST STORIES RELATED STORIES:NBA: Cavs’ Irving irked being included in off-season George, Butler trade talks—reportIrving trade demand surprises former Cavs teammate DellavedovaLeBron denies Irving trade rumors: ‘#NotFacts, get another source’Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ However, retired NBA player Chauncey Billups said he knew it was coming.The former NBA Finals MVP, who was interviewed for the then vacant Cavaliers General Manager position last month, said he was aware of the brewing “trouble in paradise” in the Ohio-based franchise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“It didn’t really surprise me,” Billups said of Irving’s wish to play for a different team.“Obviously I knew. As they were doing their due diligence on me, I was doing the same thing. I knew so much about the situation that the rest of the world doesn’t know,” he said during a recent appearance on the Vince Lombardi Show. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Former NBA player Chauncey Billups  DONALD MIRALLE/Getty Images/AFPMost NBA fans were completely blindsided by news of Kyrie Irving’s displeasure with the Cleveland Cavaliers and his demand to be traded elsewhere.READ: Cavs star Kyrie Irving reportedly requests tradeADVERTISEMENT NLEX stays hot, fends off Rain or Shine in 2OT Although he anticipated it to happen sooner than later, the 40-year-old player-turned-analyst admitted he remained baffled by Irving’s decision.“That would be alarming to me if I was a team looking to get him because if it’s all about winning—I mean, man, you got a chance to win every single year,” he said.“And not only that, you’re getting everything you want. You’re getting the shots you want. You’re playing for a great coach who’s letting you go to work,” he said.“The game’s on the line, they coming to you. You playing on (national) TV every week. To me, I don’t get it,” he added.Billups, on the hand, turned down the Cavs’ GM position, which was recently awarded to Koby Altman.  Khristian Ibarrola. /raADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rocketslast_img read more

Uplifting experience

first_imgMarquez, 57, created Possibilities Unlimited International, a specialized martial arts program designed for adults with emotional, physical and cognitive challenges. His goal is to empower students to “reach a level that they don’t think they could reach by themselves,” he said. His motto is simple: “I can and will.” “The developmentally disabled are the last demographics in society, and they are always left behind,” said Marquez. “I decided I was going to make a difference.” Lieber has also noticed transformations in his clients. “Now many of them are raising their hands and shouting out answers. They’re making their presence known in class,” he said. “To see them have excitement about something, to have a buy-in in this, it’s wonderful.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! For the past five months, Marquez, a veteran martial artist from Victorville, has been teaching Harvey and 30 other developmentally disabled adults Gujo Do karate, the martial art of Okinawa, Japan. “A lot of times their opportunities for socialization and their motivation is limited. We’re trying to change that dynamic,” said J.D. Lieber, program coordinator for Mercedes Diaz Homes and Affiliates, a Whittier-based social service group that hired Marquez to work with clients. On Sunday, his students showcased their newfound skills at a special promotion ceremony at the Neighborhood Center in Santa Fe Springs. The class performed a series of self-defense techniques needed to qualify for a yellow belt, the second step of skill levels in martial arts. But the students have also gained lessons in discipline, respect and, most importantly, confidence, program officials said. “Their lives have changed. They think positive, they try their best, and they’re excited,” said Julie Villegas, who assists Marquez in the class. SANTA FE SPRINGS – Del Harvey is finally realizing his lifelong dreams. For the first time in his life, he is closer to managing his own money, living independently and making his own decisions. “I’ve learned a lot, like being more alert and more conscious of things around me,” said the 41-year-old developmentally disabled Whittier resident. “Now I am able to know how to take care of myself.” Harvey credits karate and his martial arts instructor, Kyoshi Anthony Marquez, for his new outlook. last_img read more

State home sales plummet

first_imgPotential buyers are now jittery, said association president Colleen Badagliacco. “Recent news regarding foreclosures and the subprime situation had an adverse impact on the market psychology of many buyers, leading some to delay their home-purchase decisions,” she said in a statement. Sales declined in 18 of 20 markets statewide and the median price fell from the year-ago level in 12. The report showed that: In Los Angeles County, the median price increased an annual 2.6 percent to $571,110 and sales fell 4.6 percent from a year ago. They plunged 55.2 percent from February. Home sales in California fell an annual 20.8 percent during March in response to rising mortgage rates and tighter lending standards, a trade association said Tuesday. Despite the sales slide, the median price of a previously owned house increased an annual 3.2 percent to $580,090, said the Los Angeles-based California Association of Realtors. If the market matched March’s pace all year, 427,110 properties would change hands, the association said. Last March’s annualized rate of 539,090 was the most for any month in 2006. In Ventura County, the median price slipped an annual 0.9 percent to $672,550 and sales fell 27.9 percent annually and 18.7 percent monthly. In the High Desert, which includes the Antelope Valley, sales plunged an annual 45.4 percent and fell 11.6 percent from February. The median price fell an annual 1.8 percent to $320,830 and dipped 0.3 percent from February. In the Inland Empire, the median price fell an annual 1.7 percent to $394,370 and dropped 3.7 percent from February. Sales fell 47.6 percent annually and 40.9 percent monthly. For the first time since October 2006, time on the market was less than 60 days. Last month, 30-year fixed-mortgage interest rates averaged 6.16 percent versus 6.32 percent in March 2006, according to mortgage giant Freddie Mac. However, adjustable-mortgage interest rates averaged 5.44 percent in March, up from 5.42 percent a year ago. At the end of March there was an 8.7-month supply of listings at the current sales pace, up from 4.7 months for the same period a year ago. “I think buyers are cautions. The availability of inventory has diminished any urgency that was in the market during the boom period. They are interested but they are going to look very carefully and make their decision in good time,” said Leslie Appleton-Young, the association’s vice president and chief economist. She expects prices to fall slightly in the coming months. Jack Kyser, vice president and chief economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., said that trouble will be greatest in the Inland Empire and central part of the state because those areas saw a surge of new home construction in the last several years. However, there is not an excess in the big Los Angeles area market. He agrees that buyers no longer feel a sense of urgency to jump into the market. “The pendulum has definitely swung in their favor. And (interest) rates are still pretty attractive, and if you qualify you can go out armed and dangerous and find out how motivated the seller really is,” he said. (818) 713-3743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Firmino eyes end to goal drought with Leicester clash

first_imgAnd the 26-year-old, signed for £29 million ($38 million) from Hoffenheim three years ago, has continued his excellent form in Liverpool’s 100 percent start to the campaign — three victories and three clean sheets in as many games.Yet despite scoring 27 times for last season, Firmino is still looking for his first goal of the new campaign even though Liverpool are the early Premier League pacesetters.The forward has not scored in eight games for Klopp’s side and in the Premier League has one goal in his past 10 appearances, a run that dates back to March.But Firmino’s selfless running has been singled out as one of the reasons Salah looks capable of continuing the prodigious production of last season, when he scored 44 times for Klopp in all competitions.The Liverpool boss says there is no sense of a World Cup hangover for Firmino, whose Brazil side exited the tournament at the quarter-final stage.“He had two weeks pre-season, which is quite short for a player who needs his physical fitness as much as Roberto does but I’m completely happy,” said Klopp.“After two weeks’ preparation and a Brazilian holiday he is much sharper and fitter than I would have expected. It is exactly how it should be in this moment and he can improve, like we all can improve.”Along with his mobility, Firmino’s eye for a killer pass has not been dulled by his exertions in Russia.His superbly timed pass against Brighton last week played in Salah, who scored the game’s only goal as Liverpool moved to the top of the Premier League table for the first time in nearly two years.Klopp has stressed that Liverpool need to improve despite the 1-0 win, and the German must decide whether to name an unchanged starting line-up for the fourth consecutive game at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.Central defender Dejan Lovren, a World Cup finalist, is pushing for a return, although the impressive form of youngster Joe Gomez may mean that the Croatian faces another afternoon on the bench at Leicester.With Liverpool’s front three selecting themselves, Klopp has to decide on his midfield line-up — England’s Jordan Henderson has been unable to secure a starting place so far.Liverpool’s defence, boosted by the arrival of Brazilian keeper Alisson, has yet to concede and has the added advantage of not having to face Jamie Vardy, who announced his retirement from the England national team this week, due to suspension.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino scored 27 goals for Liverpool in the 2017-18 season © AFP/File / Lindsey PARNABYLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Aug 31 – Roberto Firmino will seek to end a rare goal drought when Liverpool take on Leicester although his manager Jurgen Klopp has no concerns about a drop-off in productivity.The Brazil international has formed one of the most feared forward lines in European football over the past 12 months with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.last_img read more

Argentina waiting for Messi magic to make an appearance

first_img0Shares0000Argentina is waiting for the Lionel Messi of old to make an appearance at the Copa America after four subdued performances from the superstar © AFP / Pedro UGARTEBELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, Jun 30 – For the last dozen years, Argentina has been waiting for global superstar Lionel Messi to lead their football team to a major international trophy.But when the the country needed the five-time Ballon d’Or winner most, Messi failed to emulate the feats of Diego Maradona in 1986 — when for some he almost single-handedly won the World Cup. Four times Messi has lined up with Argentina in a major final — the 2014 World Cup and Copa America in 2007, 2015 and 2016 — but every time they have lost.He has often come under criticism for failing to reproduce his Barcelona form when wearing the sky blue and white jersey of the national team.Now, ahead of a mouth-watering Copa semi-final against hosts Brazil in Belo Horizonte, Argentines are simply waiting for Messi to turn up.“This is the match for Messi to appear,” screamed Ole newspaper’s online edition after Argentina beat Venezuela 2-0 to secure the Brazil semi-final.Ironically, at this tournament, while Argentina’s performances have been improving steadily, Messi has, if anything, become less influential.Argentina were all at sea in their opening 2-0 defeat to Colombia and needed a Messi penalty to salvage a 1-1 draw with Paraguay.But in the 2-0 win over Qatar that qualified Argentina for the knock-out rounds, and the quarter-final victory over Venezuela by the same score, Messi became an increasingly peripheral figure.– ‘Not at my best’ –He admitted as much after the Venezuela match, saying: “I’m not at my best level, I’m not playing how I hoped I would. I’m not having my best Copa America.”Brazil center-back Thiago Silva is not so convinced, though.“For me, Messi is the best player in history, the best I’ve ever seen play. It’s a privilege to play against him,” said a player who hails from the country that produced Pele, Garincha, Socrates, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho.Messi turned 32 during the tournament and while he doesn’t appear close to retirement, it cannot be too many years away.His game has changed over the years and he no longer produces the same kind of, or quantity of, darting runs at the heart of opposition defences.He plays deeper than he used to, passes more and is more selective with his runs.He also rests more than he used to and took an eight-month break from the national team following the World Cup in Russia, only returning in March in a 3-1 friendly defeat to Venezuela.But he is more than just the star of the team these days, he is the leader and captains both club and country.During the club season, Messi took the lead in defending Philippe Coutinho, whom he will line up opposite on Tuesday, from criticism levelled at the Brazilian playmaker in the Catalan press.Messi also defended Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde against the brickbats.And here, while his and Argentina’s attacking performances have been nothing to enthuse about, Messi took the time to praise the team’s defensive efforts.“Defensively we didn’t have any problems and the team was very solid at all times,” he said following the Venezuela victory, which he described as a “complete” performance.– ‘Essential contribution’ –And Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni acknowledges that Messi brings much more than just brilliance on the field.“For me he gives an essential contribution on the pitch, and if you saw everything he brings in the dressing room…” said Scaloni.“Messi is Messi, he’s the best.”Before the tournament began, much of the talk was about whether Messi could ever land the one thing missing from his impressive list of accolades: an international trophy.He’s won the Champions League four times, La Liga 10 times and the Copa del Rey six times with Barcelona, but nothing major with Argentina, who haven’t won anything since 1993.Tuesday’s semi-final in Belo Horizonte looks tailor made for the Messi of old.Brazil have yet to concede a goal in the competition but despite victories of 5-0 over Peru and 3-0 against Bolivia, they looked ponderous and lacking imagination in the 0-0 draws against Venezuela and Paraguay.The semi-final promises to be a tight affair, in which a moment of Messi magic could be enough to settle it.Argentina is waiting and praying for just such a moment.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Morgan Schneiderlin highlights: Watch the Man United midfielder’s display against Club America

first_imgGrabbing a goal on your debut isn’t a bad way of kick-starting your Manchester United career and that’s exactly what Morgan Schneiderlin did.The summer signing from Southampton looks like being a key member of the Red Devils’ midfield this season.He’s more known for his defensive work than his goals but he made an immediate impact for Louis van Gaal’s side as he headed home the winner in their 1-0 victory over Club America.You can see France international Morgan Schneiderlin’s individual highlights above…last_img read more

Magic Mountain coasters will roll

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Union maintenance workers at Magic Mountain are paid up to 30 percent less than their counterparts at Disneyland and Universal Studios theme parks, union officials said, adding that they wanted to lift Six Flags workers’ pay to industry standards. – Daily News 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – A threatened strike by Six Flags California’s Magic Mountain roller-coaster maintenance workers was averted Sunday when workers approved a tentative agreement hammered out between union leaders and the park owners the day before. “There will not be a strike. They did ratify the contract,” said Janet Wright, business representative of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Details of the pact, reached early Saturday between Six Flags Inc. and union representatives, were not available, Wright said. She said workers voted by a healthy margin to approve the agreement. Had an agreement not been reached, workers had planned to strike at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. last_img read more

Bayern Munich vs Manchester United: TV channel, team news and start-time

first_img Getty Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more 1 NEW ERA How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes possible xi What time is kick-off?The game is set for Sunday, August 5.Kick-off is at 7.15pm at the impressive Allianz Arena.United faced Club America, San Jose Earthquakes, AC Milan, Liverpool and Real Madrid on their tour Stateside, but boss Jose Mourinho was left frustrated with a number of off-field issues.Which channel is it on?This match is only available to watch through United’s own channel MUTV.You can pick it up through your Sky or Virgin package for £9.99 extra per month, or stream online.Head to Sky channel 418 or Virgin 526. who plays? FOOTBALL LATEST ALTERED Mourinho didn’t crack many smiles during the US tour gameday Manchester United are back in Europe and plotting an assault on the Premier League title.Before the season begins in earnest on August 10 though they have their final pre-season friendlies to play, including this one against Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich. highlights How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? What is the team news?Mourinho finally has the majority of his squad to choose from as his stars return from World Cup rest.Fans will be eager to see big-money signing Fred in action, whilst Alexis Sanchez looked sharp during the US tour.Bayern were also over in the States but a strong side wasn’t at their best and they will be without Arturo Vidal with a calf problem.last_img read more

Police FC seek redemption away to Busoga United

first_imgPolice FC have conceded the most goals (14) in the league this season. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Uganda Premier LeagueBusoga United vs Police FCMighty Arena, Jinja Saturday, 12-10-2019 @4pmPolice FC will be hoping to finally get their season off and running when they take on Busoga United at the Mighty Arena on Saturday afternoon.The Cops have so far endured a trying season and currently sit second from bottom with just two points from their first 7 games.Two (points) should have been five but after failing to honour their match-day one fixture away to Onduparaka FC, Abdallah Mubiru’s side were docked three points which left them scrambling in the relegation zone.As they are trying to mount a surge up the table, they have once again been the architects of their own down fall as their defence has been leaking goals for fun.Currently Police have conceded the most number of goals in the division this season (14) including 8 in the last two games.They were beaten 5-3 by Express FC before losing 3-1 to Vipers.As if that is not enough, their goal keeping department has been rocked with school-boy performances as highlighted by Hilary Jomi who conceded a freak goal in the Vipers game prompting an early substitution and it is believed he may have played his last game for the Cops.Going into the game on Saturday, Abdallah Mubiru has a few concerns regarding their recent visits to Jinja and it would be fair to say that winning there is highly in doubt.“We have have always had tricky ties in Jinja, noted Mubiru.“It has always been complicated when ever we go there as they are strong and we are not treated fairly either.“The officials are always biased and all i pray that God helps us so that their is good officiating.“We are not in a good place currently and all we pray is that we start winning games so as we climb up the table.”For Busoga, the snapped a two game losing streak and have not lost any of their last two.They drew 1-1 with SC Villa be fore beating Proline 1-0 away from home on Wednesday.The four points earned from the last two games ensured they climb up the table into 6th with 10 points and victory will be all they desire against Police.“We are in high spirits after taking four point off SC Villa and Proline in our last two games, said Busoga head coach Abby Kikomeko ahead of the game.“We are taking on Police FC who love maintaining possession but i am sure at home, we will be able to put up a good show and hopefully take all three points.”Match factsThis will be the 7th meeting between the two sides.In the past 6, the two have never drawn a game with each winning three.This fixture always produces home wins with each side winning the three matches they have hosted.Last season, Busoga defeated Police 1-0 in the reverse fixture.Going into the game, Busoga United have won only three of their 8 games (D1 L4).At home, Kikomeko’s side have won just one of their four games so far this season (D1 L2).For Police, they have won only one of their first 7 games of the season (D2 L4).Away from home, the Cops have lost two, won one and drawn the other of their four games.The other games on Saturday-Vipers SC vs Express FC @3pm-Bright Stars vs Kyetume FC @4pm-Maroons FC vs SC Villa @4pm-URA FC vs Mbarara City FC @4pmComments Tags: Abby Kikomekoabdallah mubiruBusoga UnitedHilary Jomipolice fctopUganda Premier Leaguelast_img read more