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SPIDER Experiment Touches Down in Antarctica

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Mayweather met with Pjanic and other Teammates (video)

first_imgRetired American Boxer Floyd Mayweather was on Wednesday at King Abdullah Stadium in Saudi Arabia, where he watched the Super Cup in Italy, where Juventus won against Milan.This 41-year-old American boxer caused a lot of attention with his appearance, and Milan and Juventus soccer players took the opportunity to take photos with him.“It was a very difficult match, it’s very warm and hard to play in these conditions,” Ronaldo told Rai Sport. “We played well, created a lot of chances and obviously I am happy to have scored the winning goal.“It was my intention to start 2019 with a trophy, I have my first title with Juve and I am very happy.”last_img

President Trump Declares FL “Major Disaster Area” for COVID-19 Funding; Cases Rise

first_imgPresident Donald Trump on Wednesday afternoon declared Florida as a major disaster area, due to the coronavirus pandemic.In so doing, he ordered federal assistance to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by the outbreak, beginning Jan. 20 and continuing. In addition, the President’s declaration makes federal funding for crisis counseling for “affected individuals” throughout the state.Meanwhile, there are two new deaths from COVID-19 in Florida as of Wednesday afternoon. That brings the statewide total to 22.The Department of Health said the latest victims tested positive from the virus in Sarasota and Pasco counties.Our state has 1,682 confirmed cases at this time, with 118 in Palm Beach County, 355 in Broward, and 400 cases in Miami-Dade.Palm Beach County has three COVID-19-related deaths.According to the Florida Department of Health’s interactive dashboard, 18,289 people have been tested, with 15,374 of the results being negative and the remaining 1,233 pending.last_img read more

Ranney Offers Summer Programs for Varied Interests

first_imgTINTON FALLS – If your son or daughter is looking this summer for fun, fundamentals or fascination, they might just find it at Ranney School.The Hope Road school holds a wide variety of summer programs for youngsters that will offer them everything from the day-camp experience to a selection of academic, gifted and talented and fine and performing arts courses. The program offerings are available in a range of lengths and times.“Learning over the summer needs to be fun and that’s a philosophy for us,” said Kathleen Deeken, director of summer study. “We have opportunities to enhance skill building and we have opportunities for students to try something new to see if they love it but it has to be about fun…It’s not business-as-usual in the classroom.”There is an 8-week day camp program for children ages 3 to 13 that features swim lessons, sports and course electives and arts. There are trip camps for students, ages 10 to 13, with on-campus time and then one or two trips weekly off campus to events and destinations including ballgames, museums and other fun experiences destinations.There are also sports camps that have proven “very popular” over the years, according to Deeken, who has developed the courses for the summer. “We have for 8- to 13-year-olds basketball, fencing, soccer, swimming and tennis. Then for 9- to 13-year-olds, we have boy’s lacrosse, and golf for 6- to 10-year-olds and then golf for 11- to 14-year-olds,” she said. “It’s a combination of skill building, practice and some opportunity for a little bit of competitive skill as well.”This year Ranney is offering a new program for 14-year-olds. The counselor-in-training (CIT) program is “going to be a really neat program,” Deeken said. “Stu­dents will have an opportunity to develop some leadership skills … assist in camp groups … and they are going to have CPR training,” she said. “They are going to be expected to keep a leadership journal and will have access to adult mentors.”Ranney School will be offering a variety of academic programs that will help students keep up with their studies and strengthen their skills during the summer. There also will be courses that will give children an introduction to new disciplines “so they will have an advantage stepping into the classroom after the summer,” Deeken said.There are math classes high-schoolers can take for credit and PSAT, SAT and ACT test preparation courses.Deeken is particularly excited about the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math classes, a program called STEM, that will be offered for children from age 4 to those in eighth grade.There are interactive preschool adventure weeks for 4 and 5 year olds. The sessions are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during which the children will get an introduction to some academic topics using hands-on, critical-thinking skills with such offerings as “Amaz­ing Animal Architects,” “Mar­velous Magnets,” Engin­eer­ing Adventures” and “Crea­tive Adventures: Paint­ing and Drawing from Nature.”Youngsters interested in the performing arts and fine arts won’t be left out. There are arts classes for students in elementary school to those in eighth grade.“Kids work so hard during the school year, that they really need some opportunities to be able to engage in some things they may not necessarily see day to day in the classroom,” Deeken said.The school has scheduled open houses on March 2 and April 20 for its summer programs. Additional information is available by visiting the school’s website at www.ranneyschool.org.last_img read more