Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgMerriam Park teacher Julie Potter.Merriam Park teacher selected to attend prestigious Teacher Leader Program. Merriam Park Elementary third-grade teacher Julie Potter will attend a selective teacher training program through the National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education. The Teacher Leader Program provides 23 days of training for a group of top-tier K-12 educators, who come together to explore real-world classroom techniques. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is providing a scholarship for Potter to attend the program. Lancers, Vikings boys advance to sub-state finals; girls play begins today. Shawnee Mission East defeated Shawnee Mission North and Shawnee Mission West defeated Shawnee Mission South in the opening round of boys basketball sub-state play Wednesday. The Vikings will face Olathe Northwest in their sub-state title game tomorrow. The Lancers will play Lawrence High. Girls sub-state competition starts today.Overland Park man named to bank’s “Circle of Excellence” list. Overland Park’s Eddie Miller is the Kansas inductee into First National Bank’s 2016 Circle of Excellence. The program honors the bank’s top mortgage loan originators. Miller closed 164 loans valued at $35.9 million in 2016.Prairie Village council member Schermoly appointed to national transportation committee. Prairie Village City Council member Serena Schermoly has been appointed to the 2017 National League of Cities’ Transportation and Infrastructure Services federal advocacy committee. The group is charged with developing NLC’s policies on transportation planning, safety and funding, among other issues. [Serena Schermoly Appointed to the NLC Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee — City of Prairie Village]last_img read more

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Campers learn about administrative law

first_img September 1, 2012 Regular News Campers learn about administrative law THE GIRLS CAN DO ANYTHING CAMP visited with a number of administrative law judges in Tallahassee in August to learn about the law by participating in a mock administrative hearing. The administrative law judges participating included June C. McKinney, Lynne Quimby-Pennock, Cathy Sellers, Jessica Varn, Diane Cleavinger, and Suzanne Van Wyk. During the camp, the girls visit and participate in activities with women in a variety of professions to expose them to different career paths. The judges conducted an underage beverage sale case with the girls in which the campers played all the roles. Pictured are Judge McKinney, helping the presiding judge, and Judge Sellers, assisting a witness.last_img read more

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Civil Procedure Rules Committee, Rules Of Judicial Administration Committee, and Appellate Court Rules Committee out-of-cycle report

first_imgReplaces in subdivision (b) the reference to Rule 1.080 with a reference to Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516 and amends the notice of intent to serve a subpoena time within the rule resulting in 10-days when service by e-mail. Rule 1.170 Replaces in subdivision (c) the reference to Rule 1.080 with a reference to Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516. Vote Rule /Form 39-2 Explanation 29-0-0 Civil Procedure Rules Committee, Rules Of Judicial Administration Committee, and Appellate Court Rules Committee out-of-cycle report The Civil Procedure Rules Committee, the Rules of Judicial Administration Committee, and the Appellate Court Rules Committee invite comments on the proposed rule amendments anticipated to be included in the Committees’ joint out-of-cycle report regarding computation of time for documents served via e-mail. The full text of the proposals can be found on The Florida Bar’s website at www.FloridaBar.org. < p>Interested persons have until March 15, 2016, to submit any comments, electronically, to Hon. Jacqueline Hogan Scola, at jscola@jud11.flcourts.org, Chair of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee, to Amy Borman, Chair of the Rules of Judicial Administration Committee, at aborman@pbcgov.org, and to Judge T.K. Wetherell, II, Chair of the Appellate Court Rules Committee, at wetherellk@1dca.org, and to the Bar staff liaisons, Krys Godwin, at krgodwin@floridabar.org, Heather Telfer, at htelfer@floridabar.org, and Greg Zhelesnik, at gzhelesnik@floridabar.org. Rule 1.440 29-0-0 Replaces in subdivision (c) the reference to Rule 1.080 with a reference to Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516 and adds that service is completed by the sending of e-mail. Creates subdivision (f) requiring service by e-mail be treated the same as service by U.S. mail for purposes of computing time. Recognizes service through the Florida Court E-Filing Portal. 26-1-1 Rule 1.510 Rule 1.351 22-6-1 Rule 1.260 Rule 1.442center_img 29-0-0 29-0-0 Removes e-mail from subdivision (b) regarding the addition of 5 days for responding to service by mail. Replaces in subdivision (c)(2)(G) the reference to Rule 1.080 with a reference to Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516. 28-0-1 Rule 2.516 Replaces in subdivision (g) the reference to Rule 1.080 with a reference to Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516. Civil Procedure Rules Committee, Rules Of Judicial Administration Committee, and Appellate Court Rules Committee out-of-cycle report Rule 1.410 Rule 9.420 19-5 Replaces in subdivision (c) the reference to Rule 1.080 with a reference to Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516. 19-4 Deletes subdivision (b)(1)(D)(iii) that defines e-mail service be treated as service by U.S. mail for computation of time purposes. Replaces in subdivision (a)(1) the reference to Rule 1.080 with a reference to Rule of Judicial Administration 2.516. March 1, 2016 Regular News Rule 2.514last_img read more

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Rau signs entry-level deal with Florida Panthers

first_imgRau came to the Gophers after winning the Minnesota Mr. Hockey award and a Minnesota state championship with Eden Prairie, and helped the Gophers to four straight regular season conference titles and four appearances in the NCAA tournament.”Playing for the Gophers meant the world to me, and I’m very proud of all the things we accomplished as a class and as a team during my four years here,” Rau said in a release. “It’s an honor and a privilege to play at Minnesota and to be a captain here, and I really appreciate the opportunity I had to play with the best teammates in the country and in front of the best fans in college hockey.”Rau’s accolades at Minnesota include a second team All-American selection his junior season, and two appearances on the Big Ten second team. Rau tallied 40 or more points in every one of his seasons with the Gophers and ended his career with 23 game-winning goals – the most among active NCAA skaters when his career finished.”Kyle Rau is the kind of player you want leading your program – a fierce competitor on the ice and a hard worker off it,” Lucia said in a release. “He and the senior class had an incredible run over their four years here. That’s something to be very proud of, and we certainly thank Kyle for his four years here and wish him the best at the next level.”Rau’s former roommate at Minnesota, Nick Bjugstad, is a member of the Florida Panthers. Bjugstad signed a six year extension with the team in December. Rau signs entry-level deal with Florida Panthers Ben GotzMarch 29, 2015Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintKyle Rau is on his way to reuniting with former roommate Nick Bjugstad.The Gophers former senior captain signed an entry level deal with the Florida Panthers on Sunday, the team announced. Rau, a forward who was drafted by the Panthers in the 3rd round – 91st overall – in the 2011 NHL draft, will report to the Panthers AHL affiliate in San Antonio on an amateur tryout.Rau is the second member of the Gophers six-man senior class to agree to a pro deal, after forward Seth Ambroz agreed to join the Columbus Blue Jacket’s AHL affiliate yesterday.”We are very pleased to have agreed to an entry level contract with Kyle,” Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dave Tallon siad in a release. “He played extremely well at the University of Minnesota, leading the Gophers to back-to-back Big Ten regular-season championships and four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances. He is another one of our young and talented prospects who is prepared to take the next step in his hockey career.”The Eden Prairie native was a two-time captain for the Gophers, and finished second on the team in points his senior year (20 goals, 21 assists). In his career, Rau tallied 164 points (67 goals, 97 assists) in 160 games, ranking him 18th in points in program history and fourth among skaters under head coach Don Lucia.last_img read more

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I Had to Teach My NYU Psych Class to 360 Students From a Cell Phone While Trapped In an Elevator With My Kids. It Went Surprisingly Well.

first_imgIt dawned on me that my students would be worried if I didn’t show up for class. I’m currently teaching a huge Intro to Psychology class this fall. But given the risks of the pandemic as well as public health guidelines, I was forced to teach the class virtually. For whatever reason, the class was massively over-enrolled, with over 360 students from around the world joining me every few days to learn about the science of the mind.  … Read the whole story: Business Insider More of our Members in the Media > But my internet reception was horrible (you know when it only has one bar of reception), and I wasn’t high enough to access my WiFi either.  After fumbling with my iPhone, I managed to login into my NYU Classes website to contact my students. Thankfully, I managed to login and send out an email announcement to the class by 3:28 p.m. The elevator closed and started moving up. Then it quickly lurched to a halt and started dropping. I got that feeling in my stomach that happens when you’re in a roller coaster and it starts falling. I realize we are suddenly trapped on the 3rd floor. I have to get my kids from the local daycare at 3 p.m. and race back to my apartment by 3:30 p.m. to teach the class. My 10-year-old son loves to crash my course and share his thoughts on the brain and perceptual illusions, but the students find it funny so I don’t mind. This past Wednesday, I set up my computer, walked through the city to pick up my kids, and then we arrived back at my apartment building at 3:20 p.m. We hopped in the elevator, and I breathed a sigh of relief that I was going to make it to my class on time. Class was scheduled to start in 10 minutes. I started texting people to figure out what to do. My 8-year-old daughter started getting scared, which led my son to tease her about overreacting. He’s normally a cool cucumber in any situation. But this led her to start crying. Things were melting down pretty good at that point. But we rallied and calmed down. I gave them a hug. Things would be alright. The first problem is that the local schools in New York are closed, and I have limited child care. Moving such a massive course online has been a challenge. But others have it worse, and the students are smart and engaged, so the class has truly been a blast to teach. At least, it was a blast until this week. But I used the call button in the elevator to contact the staff. They promised to contact a repairman from the elevator company to help us escape. OK, no need to panic.  The subject line was: “Trapped in my elevator, will start class as soon as I’m rescued.” On September 23, I had to teach my afternoon Introduction to Psychology class today to over 300 students from my cell phone while I was trapped in my apartment building elevator with my two young kids. Even by the standards of 2020, this has to go down as the most stressful — and surreal — teaching experience of my life.last_img read more

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News Scan for Aug 24, 2017

first_imgMERS sickens 2 more in Saudi ArabiaThe Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health (MOH) reported two new cases of MERS-CoV today, one in Dumah Al Jandal and the other in Hail, both in the north-central part of the country.A 40-year-old Saudi woman from Dumah Al Jandal is in stable condition after presenting with symptoms of MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus). Her infection is listed as “primary,” which means it’s unlikely she contracted the virus from another person. Her illness does not appear to be related to a recent hospital outbreak in the same city.A 46-year-old man from Hail was also diagnosed with MERS-CoV. He presented with symptoms and is in critical condition. The MOH said investigators are currently reviewing the source of his infection.Saudi Arabia has now recorded 1,704 MERS-CoV cases, 690 of them fatal, since the first detection in humans in 2012. Twelve people are still receiving treatment for their infections.Aug 24 MOH update  Texas adds three counties to Zika testing recommendationThe Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) today added three counties to its enhanced Zika virus testing recommendations for pregnant women as well as people with rash and other symptoms of the disease.The new counties include Kinney, Maverick, and Val Verde counties, all in the southern tip of the state on the border with Mexico. They join six other counties that are already recommended for enhanced testing: Cameron, Hildago, Starr, Webb, Willacy, and Zapata.There is no evidence of ongoing Zika transmission anywhere in Texas, but the TDSHS said climate and geography in the nine counties are at higher risk for Zika spread by mosquitoes and that reports from Mexico show transmission is still occurring in some of its states, including some at the US border.Also today, the TDSHS updated its advice for testing pregnant women in the high-risk areas, urging providers to test them 3 times rather than 2 during pregnancy, consistent with a recent recommendation change from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The TDSHS warned that Texas is entering peak mosquito season, and it warned people to protect themselves from mosquito bites by consistently wearing repellent, wearing long sleeves and pants, and using air conditioning or making sure door and window screens are intact.So far, Texas has only reported one local Zika case this year, an individual from Hildago County whose illness was announced at the end of July.Aug 24 TDSHS statement Lower respiratory infections cause 2.74 million deaths worldwide: reportA new global disease burden study published in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases estimates that lower respiratory tract infections (LRIs) caused 2.74 million deaths worldwide in 2015, making them the fifth leading cause of death, and the second leading cause of death for children under the age of 5 years. The infections also resulted in 103 million disability-adjusted life years lost.The modeling study looked at rates of LRIs and their four most common etiologies: Pneumococcal pneumonia, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).Though the overall incidence of LRIs has decreased between 2005 and 2015, infections still disproportionally affect the poorest regions in the world.  The authors said 75% of deaths from LRIs occur in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia. Other parts of the world, including east and southeast Asia, central Europe, and tropical Latin America, saw a more than 50% reduction in under-age-5 deaths from LRIs.Burdens for specific etiologies were also unevenly distributed. Pneumonia, for example, has been reduced worldwide by 36% in the decade between 2005 and 2015, but in sub-Saharan Africa, that reduction is only 21.4%. Overall, pneumonia accounted for 64.1% of LRI deaths worldwide in 2015. After pneumonia, Hib infections, followed by RSV, and influenza, were the most likely to cause death.In a commentary on the study, Cynthia Whitney, MD, MPH, with the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, writes, “Effective interventions for reducing pneumonia deaths are available, and a vaccine to prevent RSV infection could be available in the near future. With continued resources and attention, modeled estimates of pneumonia deaths, as well as actual numbers, can continue to decrease.”Aug 23 Lancet Infect Dis study Aug 23 Lancet Infect Dis commentarylast_img read more

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Yes Way, Rosé

first_imgWolffer Estate Vineyards Summer In a Bottle, $24.99WINC Summer Water Summer Subscription Service, $350The Drop Resealable Rosé, $34.99 for six cansOut East 2017 Rosé, $24.99Fleurs de Prairie Rose 2017, $19.99Wolffer Estate Vineyards Summer In a Bottle, $24.99WINC Summer Water Summer Subscription Service, $350Click image to enlarge.As the saying goes, it’s best not to mess with the classics, and for the diehard rosé loyalists who know where the craze first started, there’s always Wölffer Estate Vineyards’ coveted “Summer in a Bottle.” With its affordable price point and head-turning packaging, it’s the bottle that started the trend and built the rosé empire we know today.Now, for those looking to rethink the usual, there are a host of new options that have recently entered the market. There’s The Drop, which recently launched a re-sealable can of its signature light blend, perfect for the beach, and Out East, which hails from Provence and offers a fruit-forward and crisp flavor.But for the true entertainer, there’s WINC. While its “Summer Water” often comes alongside a waiting list toward the end of the swilling season, this summer it’s added a three-month subscription service that ensures you and your legions of house guests remain fully stocked. June and August include three limited edition magnums (the equivalent of six bottles per month), while the height of the season, July, is met with a 24-pack of hand-held summer water “droplets” on your doorstep. The price for it all? A cool $350. Sharelast_img read more

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JAXA and Toyota to develop moon rover

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NLNG dismisses bribery involvement

first_img[mappress mapid=”16901″] Nigeria LNG Limited said its attention has been drawn to recent Nigerian social media posts about an alleged bribery incident, linked to 2014 tenement rate payments made by the company to Bonny Local Government Council (BLGC).NLNG said in a statement that the allegations are misleading and false.NLNG’s assets in Bonny LGA had been assessed in accordance with the relevant bye-laws of Bonny LGC and issued a Demand Notice dated November 13, 2014 for the sum of One hundred and forty million naira (N140, 000,000.00) only, the company said.The company made the payment for the invoiced sum (N140,000,000.00) and not one hundred and eighty million naira as alleged.Further, the payment was made on February 6, 2015 by electronic transfer in line with standard NLNG practice, to the account in Ecobank Nigeria nominated by Bonny LGC, and not  by cheque, as alleged in the social media posts.NLNG is owned by the following shareholders: the Federal Government of Nigeria, represented by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC (49%), Shell Gas BV, (25.6%), Total LNG Nigeria (15%), and Eni International (10.4%).1 Naira = 0.005013 USDlast_img read more

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What’s with Duncan Wallace?

first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

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