Inside the virtual classroom: Local school switches to full-day, online learning

first_imgVESTAL (WBNG) — Schools around New York have moved to online learning, offering resources and material to students while they’re home. One local school has shifted its entire day to a virtual classroom, allowing its students to have even more educational opportunities. School leaders say it’s meant to provide more opportunities and support for families during this time. Teachers and their teams each take a block of time to split up the virtual day. “Families with children with ASD are no different with or without families, except that they have additional challenges,” said Gillis. That’s why the school has shifted to a full-day of online learning. It provides an array of services, mostly focusing on children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The rest of the time is filled with ‘ask an expert’ sessions, where parents can get tips, resources, and support. “If they need to tune in, or they need an idea, or they need a distracter or something to break up what’s happening at home, then we can be a part of that,” said Cavalari. “We certainly don’t expect for most of our kids, to have them sit in front of a computer for more than even 15 minutes at a time. For some of our learners, it’s very short bursts,” said Cavalari. The Institute for Child Development, or ICD, is located on the Binghamton University campus.center_img Students go over familiar topics, meant to help avoid regression during this time. “Not so much that your child was going to learn a lot of new skills while they’re at home, but we wanted to make sure we’re preventing the loss of skills that your child has gained,” said Gillis. It’s also helping students connect with their teachers by having the chance to see them everyday. “We can’t ask a parent to be a child’s occupational therapist, and speech therapist, and special education teacher, immediately, all at once,” said co-director Jennifer Gillis. Students and families can log on to virtual school, offered for five and a half hours each day. “Our children and our families for the children we serve, their lives are significantly disrupted by this change. The kids do depend on a great deal on routine and a lot of their routine gets substantially disrupted,” said ICD director of the Children’s Unit for Treatment and Evaluation Rachel Cavalari. The school is working to close a gap, while adjusting to this new normal that affects us all. ICD consists of four preschool classrooms and six school-aged classes. For more information on the Institute for Child Development, click here.last_img read more

‘Someone influential’: Novel Baswedan tells court he has name of person behind his attack

first_imgCorruption Eradication Commission (KPK) senior investigator Novel Baswedan told the North Jakarta District Court on Thursday that he had received a tip-off from a high-ranking police officer regarding the alleged mastermind behind an acid attack against him in 2017.In his first testimony as a witness and victim in the case, Novel told the North Jakarta District Court that, three years ago, then-Jakarta Police chief M. Iriawan and KPK chairman Agus Rahardjo visited him about a week after he reported the incident to then-National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian.”[Iriawan] mentioned the name of the [alleged mastermind] a few times [during the visit], someone influential,” Novel told the court’s panel of judges on Thursday. He also said that a few people had spied on him two weeks prior to the assault, with some suspicious cars passing by his house. Novel said his neighbors took pictures of suspicious people near his residence, which he reported to Iriawan, who then told the KPK investigator to be careful.Read also: Defendants of Novel Baswedan’s acid attack say no objection to indictmentAfter the court session ended, Novel told journalists that he doubted the defendants’ motive in carrying out the attack.According to the indictment, the two defendants claimed that the assault was due to a grudge over Novel’s work as an investigator for the KPK, which has sent powerful state officials, including top police generals such as Insp. Gen. Djoko Susilo, to prison. The two perceived this as a form of resistance against the National Police.“Low-ranking police officers usually live a simple life, which means that they are people who are not using their authority to seek profit or wealth,” Novel told reporters, “If the defendants have a grudge because I am fighting corruption, I don’t think it makes sense.”Activists and members of the public have repeatedly lambasted the police force for taking years to arrest the alleged perpetrators. Many also suspect that the mastermind behind the attack is still on the loose.In an interview with TIME magazine weeks after the incident in 2017, Novel claimed he had received information that “a police general – a high-level police official – was involved” in the attack.Novel’s advocacy team criticized the trial, arguing that it did not intend to reveal the mastermind of the attack and so it would most likely lead to a light sentence for the defendants.Rights group Amnesty International Indonesia called on the government to step up its commitment to identifying the person or persons responsible for the assault.Topics : The assault happened on April 11, 2017, when two men riding a motorcycle threw acid on Novel’s face when the latter was walking home after a morning prayer from a mosque near his house in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta.The police’s investigation into the case dragged on for more than two years until authorities arrested two active low-ranking police officers from Depok’s Kelapa Dua mobile brigade, Ronny Bugis and Rahmat Kadir Mahulete, in December last year.Prosecutors charged the two defendants under Article 355 on premeditated ill treatment, which carries a maximum sentence of 12 years’ imprisonment upon conviction.Novel told court on Thursday that he believed the acid attack was related to his work in handling some high-profile graft cases prior to the incident, including a bribery case involving businessman Basuki Hariman and former Constitutional Court justice Patrialis Akbar, as well as the electronic ID graft case involving former Golkar Party chairman Setya Novanto.last_img read more

Football Rolls Past Stetson In Season Finale, 45-17

first_imgWilkins’ 140 rushing yards gave him 1,080 yards for the season, as he became the fifth Bulldog to accomplish that feat since 1987. Midway through the second-quarter, Stetson got on the board on a 11-yard touchdown run by Cole Mazza, taking a 7-3 lead. Stetson came right back and put together a four-play 75-yard drive, capped off by a four-yard touchdown catch by Donald Parham. “I am just so proud our guys and so excited for the guys that played in their final game,” Fox said. “It was a battle back-and-forth in the first-half. And the way our offense kept answering and our defense kept fighting it was huge.” “He has given his heart and soul to this program and I am so proud of him for everything he has done for us,” said Drake head coach Rick Fox on Conley Wilkins. “I hope we get to watch Eric Saubert on Sundays, because you saw the kind of player he is. He just took over the game offensively,” said Fox.Defensively, Jabari Butler led the team with two interceptions and also tallied six tackles. Sean Lynch and Austin Dismond each recorded eight tackles for a team-best. Full Schedule Roster DELAND, Fla. – Senior Conley Wilkins recorded 140 rushing yards to surpass the 1,000-yard mark in the Drake University football team’s 45-14 win at Stetson University on Saturday at Spec Martin Stadium. Drake finishes the 2016 season on the four-game winning streak with a 7-4 overall record and a 6-2 PFL mark, finishing third in the league. Print Friendly Version With the Bulldogs on their own two-yard line, Wilkins broke off a 72-yard run to become the first Bulldog 1,000-yard rusher since 2007. Drake’s drive then stalled and Josh Lee nailed a 38-yard to put the Bulldogs up 3-0. Grant Menard was Kraemer’s top target as he recorded a game-high seven catches for 95 yards and three touchdowns. Eric Saubert registered a game-high 131 yards receiving with two touchdowns. The Bulldogs wasted little time to answer and responded with a 73-yard touchdown catch by Saubert. Wilkins’ 47-yard run helped set up the Bulldogs retake the lead, 17-14. Kraemer completed a 11-yard touchdown pass to Menard to put Drake back on top. The Bulldogs final score came on an 18-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Clifford to Blake Beauchamp. Grant Kraemer threw a career-high 334 yards with five touchdowns and completed 21-of-33 passes. The second-half was all Drake, as the Bulldogs scored 28-straight points. Drake’s defense limited the Hatters to 143 total yards and six first downs and held them scoreless. “Grant Kraemer stepped up huge today and was really comfortable and made some plays,” said Fox. The Hatters managed to make a field goal in the final minute of the half to knot the game up 17-17 at halftime. Kraemer orchestrated three long scoring drives, 80, 97 and 75 to put the Bulldogs up 38-17. The three drives were capped off by a touchdown pass to Saubert and two to Menard.last_img read more

Redknapp predicts Gunners slip-up and tips Spurs to reach Champions League

first_imgQPR boss Harry Redknapp believes his former club Tottenham will pip rivals Arsenal to the final Champions League place.Spurs will snatch fourth spot if they beat Sunderland on Sunday and the Gunners slip-up against Newcastle.And Redknapp has predicted that Arsene Wenger’s side will find the going tough at St James’ Park.He said: “I think Tottenham have still got a good chance. I think Arsenal have got it all on to win at Newcastle.“Tottenham will beat Sunderland and then Newcastle is not an easy place to go on the last day – 55,000 Geordies there. It’ll be a tough game.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

The stars come out to educate Warriors’ Stephen Curry on moon landings

first_img— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) December 11, … It was as predictable as the moonrise.Stephen Curry’s thoughts about men on the moon, dispensed in a recent podcast, had barely hit the ether when reaction began rolling in.Astronaut Scott Kelly, a veteran of four space flights and who set a record for accumulated number of days spent in space, was one of the first to check in.Steph, so much respect for you, but re the moon landing thing, let’s talk. DM me. read more

Warriors 3 Big Things: Kevin Durant shines in Finals preview

first_imgIn what was billed as an NBA Finals preview, Kevin Durant delivered as the Warriors beat the Celtics 115-111 to earn their 10th-straight victory.Here are the biggest takeaways from the game:Durant delivers Durant finished with 33 points, nine rebounds in 39 minutes, including eight points in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, he almost lost the game on an errant pass to Andre Iguodala with 30 seconds left but was great all night aside from the lone error.DeMarcus Cousins’ …last_img

John Deere introduces new 5R Series Tractors and 540R Loader

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest John Deere introduces its new 5R Series Tractors that leverage existing technologies normally found in large tractors, to provide customers with unrivaled maneuverability, an easy-to-use transmission, increased visibility, loader integration, and operator comfort.A 7.4-foot wheelbase paired with a 60-degree steering angle, provides a tight turning radius of 12.1 feet. Customers working in confined areas such as barns, will be able to easily maneuver in tight areas increasing their productivity.Shifting is virtually effortless with two fully electronic transmission options, CommandQuad Manual and Command8. Using a multi-range selection, the operator can toggle from B range through D range without stopping. “Base equipment also includes AutoClutch, leveraged from our larger row-crop tractors. That means no clutching is necessary, ever. Step on the brake and the clutch automatically disengages,” says Chris Lammie, global product line planner for John Deere.Upward visibility has been improved 80 percent through the Premium Panorama cab roof, compared to a John Deere 5M Tractor with the Premium Cab. Forward visibility is 7 percent better thanks to single-piece front windshield, making it ideal for loader applications.Six halogen work lights (two front, two rear, and two side) are included as standard equipment to shine brightly and improve visibility in low-light conditions. For maximum illumination, owners can choose to replace the halogen lights with optional factory- or field-installed LED lights.An interactive display located in the right hand cornerpost, is placed out of the line of sight from the operator. “Tractor operations can be customized by the operator to best fit their preferences,” says Lammie.A high-back swivel seat features thicker cushions and wider armrests than those found on John Deere 5M Tractors. Options normally found in larger John Deere row-crop tractors also are now available for the 5R. New to the utility tractor lineup, optional cab suspension provides a more comfortable ride for long work days.The 5R can be equipped with the new John Deere 540R Loader. The loader’s automatic mast latch, single-point hydraulic connection, remote implement latch and slide-slung self-leveling links provide an integrated loader experience for the 5R Tractor operator. Removal or installation of the loader can be accomplished with a single trip out of the cab, thanks to a latch system that automatically connects the loader once contact is made between the loader boom and mounting frames, simplifying the connection process.To improve loader operation, a mechanical or electrohydraulic loader joystick option is integrated into the swivel seat. Gear-shift buttons and a joystick reverser are built into the loader joystick control. “Its simple one-handed operation lets you control loader, speed, and direction, all without letting go of the joystick,” Lammie says.For more information about the 5R Tractor and 540R Loader, contact your local John Deere dealer or visit read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, January 15, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dry today and tomorrow. A large part of the state will see sunshine, but clouds will interact, particularly in the morning, as we saw some fog develop overnight thanks to the snowpack over most of the state. Still, today will be mostly trouble free. We can’t rule out a few flurries and lake effect clouds up near lake Michigan. Clouds will begin to increase tomorrow ahead of our next system. That system shows up Thursday. Temps will be cold enough for snow north of I-70, but we likely see mostly rain south of 70. Rain totals will up to .4” in the southern half of the state, while from I-70 northward, we can see a coating to 2 inches of snow for your Thursday. We catch a break in the action for Friday, with no new precipitation through the day. A strong storm complex remains on track to hit this weekend. We adjusted our snow thoughts on the system yesterday to 4”-10” over 100% of the state, and we are not changing them this morning. Some models are pushing higher totals, but we think those are overdone for Ohio. Others are not aggressive enough with the system. So, we are going to stay the course with our thoughts for the time being. The system is going to hit us…the exact track is what we are looking to hone in on. Also, over the weekend we will see stronger winds, meaning we have to look for some blowing and drifting for the event. We still have a concern about some rain or ice mixing in over southern Ohio, but as we go through the day Saturday into Sunday morning, colder air blasting in will eventually move all precipitation fully to snow. The map at right is an updated look at snow potential from 7 am Saturday to 7 am Sunday – just remember that we currently think that the 12-16 inch totals are likely to high. Our thoughts may change closer to the event, but right now we are not hyping that up, so view the map with that in mind. Significantly colder air comes in behind the system on Sunday, and will trigger additional light snow and flurries for Sunday afternoon. We can see an additional coating to 2 inches of snow near Lake Erie the lake effect snow machine starts to crank up. The rest of the state will see only minor accumulations from any flurry activity in the afternoon. Dry Monday and Tuesday, and very cold. We have heard of some other outlets that are touting minus 30-degree temps early next week for overnight lows. This is way overdone, and is pure sensationalism. We see some -10 to -15-degree lows Monday night, but nothing anywhere near minus 30. In fact, ND has only seen temps like that 1 time so far this year. It will be very cold for the first part of next week, but we are not going to feed you anything dramatic like that to gain headlines. A midweek system next week comes as cold air stays. So, we think we can pick up snow next Wednesday. Overall, it looks to be a 2”-6” event, but we are going to try and divide it north vs. south. From I-70 northward, we can see 2”-3” of snow, while 3-6” totals are likely from there southward. Another leg of cold air shows up for the extended 11-16 day period, and it will allow plenty of additional snow to develop. We will be dry for next Thursday, but on Friday the 25th we can see a coating to 3 inches of snow from a nice organized frontal boundary. Additional snows are likely for the 26th and 27th with minor accumulations, and then a strong storm at the end of the month on the 30th brings potential for 3-6”. The second half of January is going to be very cold and very active…just like we have been talking since the turn of the new year.last_img read more

Olympiacos Beats Kalloni, 5-0

first_imgATHENS- Greek league champion Olympiacos routed last-place Kalloni 5-0 to complete a record-setting season on April 17.Costas Fortounis and David Fuster gave Olympiakos a 2-0 lead, both with free-kicks, and Pajtim Kasami, Omar Elabdellaoui and Brown Ideye added goals after the break.Fortounis finished first among Greek league scorers with 18 goals.Olympiacos finished 28 points ahead of second-place AEK, which lost 3-0 at Levadiakos, shattering the record points margin over the runner-up, which stood at 17 from the 2013-14 season.The margin could still rise if AEK is docked three points for fan violence in a February game. AEK is currently appealing the sentence. Panathinaikos, a 6-1 winner over Panthrakikos, would then finish second, 30 points behind Olympiakos.Olympiakos also set records for consecutive wins to open the season (17), consecutive home wins (25) and fewest dropped points (one loss and one draw in 30 games).Swedish forward Marcus Berg scored five goals for Panathinaikos, joining six other players as record scorers in a single Greek league game. Berg finished second to Fortounis in scoring, with 15 goals.Also Sunday, Asteras beat Veria 2-1, Asteras won 1-0 at Panionios, Giannena beat host Xanthi by the same score and Platanias vs. PAOK and Iraklis vs. Panetolikos ended in scoreless draws.The teams that finished from second to fifth – AEK, Panathinaikos, PAOK and Panionios – will play home-and-away playoffs with the winner joining Olympiacos in next season’s Champions League and the other three playing in the Europa League.Kalloni and Panthrakikos were relegated to the second division.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more