Belgian virus cases in intensive care double in month

first_imgTopics : The number of coronavirus patients admitted to Belgium’s intensive care units has doubled in a month and the epidemic is spreading “intensively”, health officials warned on Monday.Belgium suffered one of the highest per capita rates of infection at the height of COVID-19’s progress through Europe but began easing lockdown measures in May after the disease peaked.Now, cases are climbing once again and the country of 11 million has postponed plans to further ease anti-virus measures, while imposing tougher controls in the port city of Antwerp. Most of the new wave of infections are among young adults, but nevertheless, Jacobs said, “The number of people admitted to intensive care has doubled since the beginning of July.”Separately, the economic damage caused by the epidemic continued to cut a swathe through Belgium’s cultural sector, with the historic Ancienne Belgique music hall letting go 200 “external workers”, freelance contractors.The theatre has not hosted a live concert since March and under current anti-virus rules when it reopens in September its 1,000-seater hall will be limited to 100 suitably distanced ticket-holders.”That’s not workable for us,” interim director Marc Vrebos said, explaining the hall had written to security, cleaning, technical and hospitality workers to warn them not to count on getting new shifts.center_img “We can see that the virus is circulating intensively in our territory. The numbers continue to rise,” federal virus taskforce spokeswoman Frederique Jacobs said. “There are no less than 13 municipalities in which more than 100 people per 100,000 inhabitants have tested positive, that’s one person in 1,000 infected as of last week.”On average 2.7 people died of COVID-19 every day in Belgium in the last week of July, up by about a third from two in the previous seven days. At least 9,845 have died since the epidemic arrived.The rate of daily new cases climbed 68 percent between the two weeks, and the daily number of hospitalizations by more than a third. In total 69,849 cases have been detected in the country, although most recover. last_img read more

First home buyers surge to eight-year high as investors retreat

first_imgFirst home buyers have hit their highest level in eight years with Queensland seeing one in five owner occupiers made up of newbies in December. Picture: AAP Image/Steve PohlnerFIRST home buyers have surged to an eight-year high – making up a quarter of owner occupier borrowing in some states and one-in-five in others.Latest housing finance figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today confirmed first timers had surged as investors retreated across the country – and the figures are likely to improve further given a favourable interest rate outlook.The December figures showed that the FHB share of owner occupier home loans was led by Western Australia (24.5 per cent), then Northern Territory (24.1 per cent) and ACT (20.6 per cent).$1.4b fall: Investor retreat likely to be long term nowPat Rafter’s $18m paydayClive Palmer buys Brisbane trophy home for a bargainMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoOf the big three eastern states, Queensland led the data (20.3 per cent), followed by Victoria (19.1 per cent) and New South Wales (14.3 per cent). Tasmania (13.6 per cent) and South Australia had the lowest FHB splits (13.1 per cent).Housing Industry Assocation principal economist Tim Reardon said “first home buyer lending in the final quarter of 2017 reached the highest level since the December quarter of 2009”.“First Home Buyer participation in the housing market surged higher in 2017 to 18 per cent of owner occupier housing loans (nationally). A total of 104,000 housing loans were made to first home buyers during 2017 compared with 88,800 in 2016.”He said support packages across several states were the catalyst for the rise, with Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria all holding attractive FHB packages and other states having other intervention measures also in place.The figures showed investor borrowing retreated by $1.4b in 2017 – a fall of 10.5 per cent – and a situation that analysts believed was likely to become long term.FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

Wildcats Clinch Lead In Fifth Inning For Victory Over Tigers

first_imgFranklin County (3-0; 1-0 EIAC) defeated Lawrenceburg (0-1; 0-1 EIAC) 4-3 on Monday picking up their first EIAC victory after taking the lead late in the game. The game was tied at three with Franklin County Wildcats batting in the bottom of the fifth when Maggie Wendel singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.Franklin County Wildcats got things moving in the first inning, when Kamryn McCool tripled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run.Kendall McCool was credited with the victory for Franklin County Wildcats Varsity. She went seven innings, allowing three runs on nine hits, striking out four and walking one.Mckenzie Meyer took the loss for Lawrenceburg. She went six innings, allowing four runs on seven hits, striking out five and walking one.Franklin County Wildcats Varsity collected seven hits on the day. McCool and Camryn Brewer all managed multiple hits for Franklin County Wildcats Varsity. Brewer and McCool each collected two hits to lead Franklin County Wildcats Varsity. Franklin County Wildcats Varsity was sure-handed in the field and only committed one error. Brewer had the most chances in the field with eight.Lawrenceburg tallied nine hits on the day. Meyer, Nicole McCool, and Abby Person all collected multiple hits for Lawrenceburg. Meyer led Lawrenceburg with three hits in four at bats.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Alex McCool.last_img read more

MMA Training Cruise Will Keep Ship in Atlantic Waters

first_img Bio This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Latest Posts Hold the pickles and the piercings, please – April 28, 2015 Latest posts by Nicole Ouellette (see all) Ask Nicole: What do I do about ignorant Internet commenters? – April 21, 2015 Nicole OuelletteColumnist at Breaking Even CommunicationsWhen Nicole isn’t giving advice she’s completely unqualified to give, she runs an Internet marketing company in Bar Harbor, where she lives with her husband Derrick and their short dog Gidget. She loves young adult novels, cooking and talking French to anyone who’ll talk back. asknicole@ellsworthamerican.com CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy students, officers and crew will visit ports on the Atlantic coast, Puerto Rico and Canada this spring as part of the college’s annual two-month training cruise to foreign and domestic ports-of-call.Under the command of Capt. Larry Wade, the training ship, State of Maine, is scheduled to begin departure operations at 10 a.m., and to sail from Castine Harbor at approximately 10:30 on Wednesday, May 6. This year’s training cruise itinerary includes: Key West, Fla., May 13-16; Ponce, Puerto Rico, May 27-28; San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 29-June 1; St. John’s, Newfoundland, June 12-15; and Baltimore, Md., June 21-24.The ship is scheduled to make a brief stop in Rockland for a family day sail on the final leg of the cruise with a scheduled arrival in Castine on Saturday June 27. The training cruise will commence in port on Friday, May 1, with pre-sailing preparation. “Follow the Voyage,” MMA’s annual interactive Web site, will be coordinated by students and staff as part of this year’s training activities. The site covers the Academy’s annual training cruise from a variety of perspectives. In addition to an interactive tracking chart of the cruise, the site provides links devoted to teaching and educational materials for students of all ages. Once the ship is underway, the site will be accessible through a link at www.mma.edu. For complete story, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Kickstarter has lots of gray areas – May 5, 2015last_img read more

Martinez presents tricky game of containment

first_imgOne year ago, Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez fell apart under the lights of Camp Randall. He threw three interceptions and connected on just half of his 22 passing attempts. He served as the microcosm of a Cornhuskers team that looked overmatched in its Big Ten debut.But it’s a new season, and Martinez has looked like a different quarterback, the efficient passer of which he had shown promising flashes but never sustained. Through four games, Martinez is throwing for an average of 219.5 yards per game and nine touchdowns, a total countered by a single interception.It doesn’t take more than a few snaps of observation to realize how much more composed the junior quarterback looks sitting in the pocket and slinging back his arm to launch a pass into the hands of his intended target.“He’s staying in the pocket a lot more; he’s not rolling out and trying to make as many plays with his feet, even though obviously he can,” junior free safety Dezmen Southward said. “His throwing motion looks a lot better, he’s hitting a lot more guys and he’s a little more accurate this year.”And his ability to move the ball and extend collapsing plays with his own legs is as strong as ever, ranking third on the team with 191 rushing yards on the season. Always a threat as a runner – he ran for 874 yards in 2011 after gaining 965 as a freshman – Wisconsin (3-1) must now show equal respect for his competence through the air.UW players and coaches emphasized their top priority Saturday – their first trip to Lincoln since 1973 – is stopping the ground attack by clogging any and all holes along the line of scrimmage. It’s the smart approach for a Huskers (3-1) team that ranks third in the nation with 317.5 rushing yards per game.With not only Martinez, but also running backs Rex Burkhead and Ameer Abdullah, anchoring a traditional Big Ten offensive attack, points come through physical, grinding drives for Nebraska. But with Martinez’s newfound ability to open it up through the air, the secondary has to be wary of getting caught up in the run game.“You can’t be lulled to sleep with all the diff running they do – the option, old running style that they have,” senior cornerback Devin Smith said. ” [We] can’t be lulled to sleep, and when they have play-action and stuff you can’t be looking at the backfield [from] the secondary.”Though the Badgers’ defense has faced its fair share of dual-threat quarterbacks in the Big Ten – Terrelle Pryor, Denard Robinson, Braxton Miller and MarQueis Gray come to mind – the only signal caller UW has faced comparable to Martinez this season was Utah State’s Chuckie Keeton.Keeton gained 75 yards on the ground, but none of his runs went for more than 12 yards, and he averaged just 5 yards per carry. He certainly found holes in the Wisconsin defense, but secondary coach Ben Strickland would be satisfied with a similar performance against the Huskers.“Those two guys (Keeton and Martinez) have the ability with their feet to make plays, and so there’s got to be an awareness in the pass rush and then to coverage,” Strickland said. “We got to make sure that we plaster the guys in our zone if he’s scrambling and make sure that they get nothing cheap.”Southward added the defensive backs need to “match routes as aggressively as we always do,” but the linebackers and secondary will need to keep strong discipline to successfully contain Martinez. Defensive tackles Beau Allen and Ethan Hemer – two of the strongest points of this team through four games – will carry much of the load of bottling up the Big Ten’s top rushing attack.Co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash will surely send the safeties and cornerbacks at Martinez on selective plays, but as Southward pointed out, the defense will exchange missed sacks for blown coverage.“When you’re playing some quarterbacks who just sit in the pocket and [are] just sitting ducks, you go crazy, you get up the field and you try to get those guys,” Southward said. “But we have [to be] a little [smarter] when it comes to those type of things.”With a more poised Martinez, one confident in making his reads down the field, lining up across from them, the Badgers’ maxim is to avoid a crippling big play.Defending the new and improved Martinez is a game of containment, for attempting to shut down Nebraska’s top playmaker could cost Wisconsin dearly.“All around college football people are giving up big plays – it’s what the game is today,” Strickland said. “So our job is to limit those, and make sure we’re in the right spots so we’re challenging those when they do come.”Follow Ian on Twitterlast_img read more

Miami-Dade Students Received a Special Treat

first_imgShenandoah Middle School – This $7.2 million project consists of renovations which includes:Window and door replacementsHeatingVentilationAir conditioning (HVAC) improvementsSite and play court improvementsCovered walkway improvementsFire alarm system and security camera enhancementsElectrical upgradesFlooring and ceiling renovationsExterior paintingNew classroom technology throughout MAST Academy @Homestead –This phased project culminated with the renovation and remodeling of the school’s third floor.  Overall, the $3 million improvement project included:Classroom technology throughoutSix new classroomsA science labCore student areaNew staff restroomsMiscellaneous improvements throughout to accommodate the medical iPrep program Toni Bilbao Preparatory Academy – This $15.1 million project is opening in two phases. This first phase provides the Pre-K component to a proposed K-8 59,000 square foot two-story facility that will house:750 Pre-K through 5thgrade student stationsAdministrative officesExtended learning areasLanguage arts, art, and music labsResource roomsA media centerKitchen/dining areasPlayground and play court areasDrop-off areas and parking Southside Elementary School –This historic restoration includes:Interior and exterior improvements of classrooms and group restrooms in Building 1Installation of a new playground surfaceNew classroom technology Administration and related support spacesNew classroom technology throughout Ceiling improvements Skills development labs West Homestead K-8 Center – This $10.27 million dollar project ($775,000 of which was contributed by the City of Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency) converted the former elementary school to a K-8 with:A combination of new buildingsSelective building demolition and renovation of the remaining spacesThe new addition will house:264 upper academy students in grades 6-8 (approximately 23,000 Gross Square Feet) and includes general purpose classroomsScience classrooms An art patioA dining patioK-8 P.E. spaces Miami Sunset Senior High School –The $6.9 million investment includes:A new P.E. track and field improvementsNew Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) studioHVAC improvementsInterior wall, ceiling, lighting and flooring improvementsRoofing; restroom and plumbing renovationsSelective exterior and interior door replacementSecurity system enhancementsPortable removal and site restorationExterior paintNew classroom technology Window replacement where neededExterior paintNew classroom technology West Lakes Preparatory Academy – This phased project entails conversion of the former Miami MacArthur North Senior High School to a PK-8 facility.The first two phases have been completed.At complete build-out, this facility will house up to 1200 PK-8 studentsTotal project allocation for all phases is approximately $18 million Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ (M-DCPS) has announced the opening of many beautiful new facilities for the 2017-2018 school year.  These new and renovated schools were made possible by the General Obligation Bond (GOB), overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2012The facilities are:Bunche Park Elementary School – This brand new $10.2 million, 388 student-station facility comes equipped with classroom technology throughout, and includes:Pre-K through Intermediate classroomsAn Exceptional Student Education (ESE)classroom wingArt and music labsA media centerKitchen/dining areasAdministrative officesE. covered areaBasketball courtsA primary play areaOther supporting spaces Norland Elementary School – This $2.9 millionproject includes:A new classroom buildingNew P.E. shelter and covered walkawaySite improvementsPortable removalSite restoration and renovation of the existing facility consisting of:Restroom renovationsSelective flooring replacement Madie Ives K-8 Center – This is a $17.3 million PK-8 conversion of the former elementary school, which includes:A combination of newbuildings to accommodate the upper gradesRenovation of the remaining eight buildingsNew classroom technology throughoutPlayground and play court improvementsDrop-off and parkingOther ancillary improvements Frederick Douglass Elementary School –This brand new $9.7 million, 280 student-station facility also comes equipped with classroom technology throughout, and includes:Pre-K through Intermediate classroomsArt and music labsA media centerKitchen/dining areasAdministrative officesE. covered areaBasketball courtsPrimary play areaOther supporting spaces Coral Terrace Elementary School – The $2.46 million renovation project includes:Window replacementHVAC improvementsA new playgroundExterior paintingNew classroom technology throughoutlast_img read more

Black Cranes set to participate in IWF World Championship

first_imgThe National Weightlifting Team, Black Cranes are set to participate in the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championship slated for California, USA.The Championship, which would run from 28th November to 6th December would be held at the Anaheim Convention Centre, California.Team Ghana would be represented by Richmond Osarfo, who would compete in the Men’s 105kg category, with an entry total of 319kg, with Christian Amoah competing in the 85kg category with an entry total of 292kg.Christopher Forrester Osei, who would join the team from his base in the United Kingdom, would also compete in the 94kg category with an entry total of 309kg.Dr Kyle Pierce, Head Coach and Technical Director of the team and member of the Technical Commission has been given the mandate to guide the athletes in the competition that would be used to prepare the team for the upcoming 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia.According to the Federation, the Cranes would begin their pre-camping for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Louisiana State University (LSU) after the IWF Championship, where they would stay till March 2018 and join the Games. They would later be joined by up and coming weightlifting sensation, David Akwei, who won bronze at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship in Australia last October.The team’s participation in World Championship and training camping is been sponsored by the Ghana Weightlifting Federation (GWF), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) scholarship and the Technical Director of GWF, Dr Kyle Pierce.   About 372 weightlifters – 216 men and 161 women from 72 countries would participate in the championship.Top of Formlast_img read more

Clippers guard Avery Bradley undergoes abdominal surgery, out 6-8 weeks

first_img Whicker: Sindarius Thornwell comes up roses for Clippers against LeBron Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Milos Teodosic finding a home during his rookie season with Clippers Avery Bradley underwent surgery to repair adductor and rectus abdominus muscles and will be sidelined for between six and eight weeks, the Clippers announced Tuesday. As a result, Bradley is likely to be lost to the team for the rest of the season and might not play for them again.The Clippers acquired Bradley from the Pistons in the blockbuster multi-player trade that sent Blake Griffin to Detroit on Jan. 29. Bradley was acquired in order to fill a void created when fellow guard Patrick Beverley underwent season-ending right knee surgery on Nov. 22.Bradley sat out for seven games earlier in the season with the Pistons, and the Clippers were aware of his injury before the trade. He played only six games with the Clippers, averaging 9 points, before he was sidelined. Coach Doc Rivers acknowledged last month that Bradley could need surgery.Related Articles Clippers’ rocky road has still made for an enjoyable season for Doc Rivers center_img Montrezl Harrell gives Clippers a jolt of energy in reserve role Dr. Bill Meyers of the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia performed surgery on Tuesday.Bradley, who played for Rivers when both were with the Boston Celtics, can become a free agent at season’s end. He was due to make a little more than $8 million in 2017-18, the final season of his current contract. It’s uncertain whether the Clippers will re-sign him, however. The Clippers initially identified the injury as a sports hernia.last_img read more

Conway Springs teacher expected to resign for showing controversial film

first_imgTom LeahySumner Newscow report — The Conway Springs school district is currently under the center of a viral controversy over the possible removal of a teacher who has been asked to resign for showing an anti-bullying film depicting a fictional world in which heterosexual children are bullied by homosexual classmates.Tom Leahy, a social studies teacher at Conway Springs Middle School, is on leave and will likely not return to teaching because of showing “Love is All you Need” to three eight-grade history classes last month as a lesson in tolerance, according to a report in the Wichita Eagle. See full story here:Conway Springs Superintendent Clay Murphy confirmed Monday that Leahy was on leave but would not disclose the reason or say whether the teacher is being paid. Leahy, 56, has taught in Conway Springs since 1997. He planned to retire after this school year, he told the Eagle.The Conway Springs school board is set to meet Nov. 9 at which point it is expected to accept the teacher’s resignation.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (14) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +27 Vote up Vote down ImjustaCatholic · 249 weeks ago Why I can totally understand why parents are upset with this, they are angry over the wrong issues. In 1970 when bullying wasn’t as big of a deal as it is now, this movie would have raised some eyebrows. It is not 1970 anymore. Bullying is an issue regardless if we parents want to admit it. From the Wichita Eagles article it insinuates that they (the students) were segregating certain groups from their colonies. BULLYING! This teacher had an assignment for his students that his students turned into something it shouldn’t have become. This teacher tried to turn that all around and show those students what it is like to be the victim of such hate. I don’t think that Conway Springs parents should be ashamed for going to the school and being active in their children’s lives, they should be ashamed of their own children. ” At least one group wrote that homosexuals would not be allowed in its colony”. Your child bears so much hate that they would literally not allow a homosexual in their colony? Regardless what your beliefs are on gay relationships, do you condone bullying? Way to go Mr. Leahy! Way to go for trying to be proactive in this situation. I am sorry that parents acted like this. Report Reply 2 replies · active 249 weeks ago +22 Vote up Vote down littlebits · 249 weeks ago I totally agree with ImjustaCatholic. He was trying to promote acceptance and tolerance to his students. Would everyone be this upset if he had shown a film about straight people bullying gays? It’s sad, the he’s devoted his entire career to education and had it end like this. Report Reply 0 replies · active 249 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down no name · 249 weeks ago This is truly sad. First an educator is being thrown under the bus. My question since the students showed poor judgment on their assignments I am wondering if they are being asked to leave as well. I realize that is not going to happen and wouldn’t want it to but why do the same thing to this man. Easy to use the bible and church to further one’s agenda. Maybe the lady who won’t issue marriage licenses to gay couples could relocate to Conway. Seems she would fit right in. Really a sad statement for that town. Come on Clay your better than that. Report Reply 0 replies · active 249 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down retired teacher · 249 weeks ago Was administrators aware the film was to be shown. If so they are just as guilty as the teacher. Of what is the question, The world is very different from when parents were there and children need to see that bullying under any circumstance is wrong. Report Reply 0 replies · active 249 weeks ago +13 Vote up Vote down dave · 249 weeks ago it sounds like Mr Lealy is the one who is getting bullied!! Some people just want to live in their own little bubble where everything just comes up roses. its time to wake up and open your eyes bad things are happening everywhere these days and it will not get any better if you hide under your rock and pretend it doesn’t happen.Mr Lealy is clearly trying to teach tolerance which is sorely need these days maybe some parents should take that lesson Report Reply 0 replies · active 249 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down no one without sin · 249 weeks ago Question I have. IS or has he been a good t3eacher outside of this one issue? We all make mistakes and I would hate for the kids to lose a good teacher over a leason plan that went wrong. We all make mistakes. And Im sure if he is a good deacher it wouldnt happen again. Report Reply 0 replies · active 249 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Alex · 249 weeks ago I’m not saying what he did is right ,but to make him put in his resignation? I don’t think that is right either.Did they expel the the kids involved in the assignment,for doing something they should of known was wrong.Or was it ok?Apparently their parents thought it was.This teacher may have saved a life! Bullying in school is a very real and serious problem,and needs to be addressed when ever it happens. I think he was only trying to make an example for what he thought was right at the time. Now what? Take down the internet, turn off the tv and take the civil war out of history.This didn’t even need to get this far. A private meeting could have been held between the principal,concerned parents, and the teacher.They could have voiced their thoughts and concerns ect :He then could have apologized to the parents, administators and the class, telling them he’s sorry and should of presented it in a different way. Done deal! Report Reply 0 replies · active 249 weeks ago +18 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 249 weeks ago The overall message Mr. Leahy was trying to promote was acceptance and tolerance. This is a sad day for Conway Springs, as I watched the interviews this teacher did on the local news stations you could see that he was a person that cared about his students. I’d have been happy to have this teacher instruct either one of my kids. In my opinion here…the students of Conway Springs are the ones that lost in this debacle. Report Reply 0 replies · active 249 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down L Ledesma · 249 weeks ago The teacher told the students that although the Catholic church was used in the video it really could be any church/religion. I think after watching the video that the subject matter was heterosexual being bullied the same techniques that were used to bully the young girl because of her sexual orientation are the same tactics that are used to bully kids and adults in all other areas..Text messages, phone calls, name calling, making a person feel alone and or hated. Come on people see the overall message of the video and what the teacher was trying to do in the classroom. Yes the ending was graphic but unfortunately it happens in this country on a daily basis. Parents need to realize that bullying is not just a part of being a kid its a serious problem. All types of bullying can be connected to suicide and suicide attempts. Physically bullying, emotional bullying, cyberbullying . Be a part of a solution not part of the problem. Yes we may not agree with the content of that particular video but the message was about tolerance and respect regardless of what you think about a persons personal decisions. I would hope Mr. Leahy would not lose his job by being asked to submit his resignation but I also see that in the community of Conway Springs it would be very hard to stick it out. The parents who have complained/ Parents who support must be afraid to speak up. News crews said no one in Conway would go on camera. FEAR is what is driving this issue. Fear to speak how you feel…to me that is a type of bullying as well. People may not agree with my feelings on the situation but they could at least agree that I have a right to my opinion. I should not FEAR for myself or my children that I would state I support Mr. Leahy. Report Reply 0 replies · active 249 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Harold Gaines · 249 weeks ago After reading this article as well as the one in the Eagle, I fail to see what Mr. Leahy did wrong. In a larger school system, he would probably be getting awards for his effective and creative teaching techniques. Further, from the description of the film, it is a fantasy intended to make people think about themselves. I honestly don’t see what the controversy is about. What should have been spurred was a discussion within the community about its values, not a career-ending character assassination of a person trying to teach tolerance. It looks like entire community of Conway Springs could use a lesson on tolerance. Report Reply 1 reply · active 249 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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Beesley returns to take care of some unfinished business with the Leafs

first_img “Beasser” names James Morrison, goalie coach for his Midget team, as the most important person in his hockey development.His parents have been his most influential mentors in his general development. Taking the BC U17 Cup was his best experience in hockey. He doesn’t consider any situation to be his worst hockey experience. Marcus likes to hang out with friends, and play NHL13 on X-Box, and spending time with his family when he can. His favourite food is raspberries,  his choice for TV watching is Family Guy, and Anchor Man is his favourite movie. Emma Watson is his choice among actors. Metal and Slipknot are his music choices. The Pittsburg Penguins are his favourite NHL team, but goalie Arturs Irbe is his player choice. Leaf program writer George Millar has been treating KIJHL fans with an inside look of players on the Green and White for years.Now Millar has graciously accepted an offer to give that same insight to readers of The Nelson Daily.Today Millar profiles Leaf new goalie Marcus Beesley.Marcus Beasley recently rejoined the Leafs, after playing for the Kamloops Storm. He left the Leafs last year to join his hometown Prince George Junior A Spruce Kings of the BCHL. He finished the season with the Storm but is glad to be back with the Leafs because the team is a contender. Beasley’s goal for this year is to help the Leafs take the Western Canada Junior B Championship’s Keystone Cup.Five years from now, he expects to be a university student. In ten years he hopes to be established as a goalie coach. The Beasley pre-game routine includes stick-handling and other stick tricks, and time spent in visualization of game situations.This articulate young man wants you to know that he will do anything to make the team successful, and that he appreciates the support of Leaf fans.Beesley gets the opportunity to help the Green and White when the club hosts a three-game KIJHL weekend beginning Friday against Spokane Braves.Saturday Grand Forks Border Bruins visits the NDCC Arena before the weekend concludes with a 2:30 p.m. home date Sunday against Revelstoke Grizzlies.Nelson enters the weekend tied with Castlegar Rebels for top spot in the Murdoch Division.Both teams have played 43 games while Castlegar currently riding a seven-game winning streak.last_img read more