Chicago schools will see all-remote learning for fall — without 'cobbling things together' like last spring, officials say
CHICAGO — After weeks of defending a proposal to reopen Chicago Public Schools this fall, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and schools CEO Janice Jackson announced Wednesday that the new school year will begin with remote learning instead.But it will feel different than in the spring, when CPS was “cobbling things together,” Jackson said. Attendance will be mandatory, the district will revert to normal grading, and educators can go to schools and teach in real time from their classrooms, she said.“There will be more of a traditional infrastructure that you see in a school setting; we’re going to stand tha...
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By Lauren ManniIt is summer in New Jersey, the best time of year. We yearn for the hot summer days, cool summer nights, crashing waves at the Jersey Shore, pizza and cheesesteaks on the boardwalk, ice cream cones melting in our hands and spending time with friends and family.But this summer is different. As much as I’m dying to be with my friends at the Shore, I know it’s not the safest choice. So I’m staying home, turning down invitations left and right because I’m trying to protect my family: my husband, our 3-year-old daughter, 1-year-old son, and most importantly, my parents who are approa...
UAE corporate scandals require a clean up
Two years ago, the spectacular fall from grace of Dubai-based private equity titan, Abraaj, concentrated minds on the importance of developing a strong corporate governance culture in the region.The UAE had been proactive in its response to the Abraaj scandal - on April 28, new corporate governance rules for public companies came into force, which are in line with international best practice and aim to promote accountability, fairness, gender diversity and transparency.The legislation includes a mandate for a female board representation of not less than 20 per cent and a requirement that the m...
Dear Abby: Friend lets woman take the fall for her divorce
DEAR ABBY: "Darlene" and I have been friends for 40 years. She moved to Arizona with me in the '80s from Michigan. Her boyfriend drove out and convinced her to return to Michigan and get married, which she did, but she's always hated Michigan. She raised two girls. I was always called "Aunt" and was considered close.Years passed and the marriage was struggling. I invited Darlene to come and visit to get away for a bit. She fell right back in love with Arizona. She expressed her unhappiness in the marriage, and I told her that if she ever needed a place to stay, she could live with me. She came...
Tokyo stocks open lower on Wall St. fall amid continued virus fears
Tokyo stocks opened lower Wednesday, tracking an overnight decline in U.S. shares on concerns about the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the global economy.In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dropped 68.60 points, or 0.30 percent, from Tuesday to 22,546.09. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 1.09 points, or 0.07 percent, at 1,570.62.Decliners were led by real estate, air transportation and mining issues.At 9 a.m., the dollar fetched 107.57-58 yen compared with 107.45-55 yen in New York and 107...
Rutgers to be mostly remote this fall, will limit student housing
Rutgers University will remain mostly remote for the fall semester, citing ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. A limited number of on-campus classes will be offered.The majority of classes will continue to be remote, while classes that “benefit from direct access to campus facilities” will take place in-person, including lab work, clinical, and some arts instruction.On-campus housing will be “extremely limited,” but it’s not clear how the limited housing will be prioritized.Precautions for in-person instruction will be put in place, but no specific measures were outlined in a lett...
Heartbreaking news: Oscar-winning film composer Ennio Morricone has sadly died aged 91
Legendary film composer Ennio Morricone has died at the age of 91. Morricone passed away on Monday morning (06.07.20) at a clinic in Rome after suffering a fall which caused a hip fracture. The prolific musician scored more than 400 movies, including the iconic soundtrack to 'The Good, The Bad and the Ugly', which saw him inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009. Known as 'The Maestro', Ennio became the oldest person to win a competitive Oscar in 2016 for his work on Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight'. He described the collaboration as "perfect" as the 'Pulp Fiction' director gave "n...
Algeria names new energy and finance ministers
Algeria named new energy and finance ministers on Tuesday, following a big fall in revenue for the major oil and gas producer after years of budget deficits.Abdelmadjid Attar, a former chief executive of state oil company Sonatrach, is the new energy minister, while Central Bank Governor Ayman Benabderrahmane becomes finance minister, state television reported.The partial cabinet reshuffle comes just six months after the new government was formed, at a time of major political upheaval for Algeria as mass protests forced the veteran president Abdelaziz Bouteflika from power.Already suffering ye...
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Going online due to COVID-19 this fall could hurt colleges' future
California State University schools have ruled out in-person classes for this fall.FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty ImagesWhen the California State University system decided to conduct all of its classes online this coming fall, administrators said it was to avoid the health risks associated with COVID-19. Many other colleges are making similar decisions as they move online.Wayne State University and Michigan State University are likely to go online – but may offer a hybrid of online and in-person classes. USC will offer nearly every course in an online version. The University of Pennsylvania i...
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Robert Kraft sees NFL playing this fall
Patriots owner Robert Kraft thinks the NFL season will start on schedule.“We’re preparing to hopefully play football this fall,” Kraft said on Tuesday appearance on Fox News’ show “Hannity.”According to Kraft, whose team will be starting its first season since 2000 without future Hall of Famer Tom Brady in the lineup, kicking off the season this fall is still in reach. The Patriots regular season home opener would be a Sept. 13 date with the Miami Dolphins.“We’re working hand in hand with our union,” Kraft said. “We believe we’re developing protocols that will allow us in a safe way, looking o...
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