Jamestown School Board Appoints New Superintendent

first_imgVia Zoom.JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Board of Education appointed a new superintendent of schools during a Board of Education Meeting held via Zoom on Monday night.The board unanimously appointed Dr. Kevin Whitaker who will replace retiring Superintendent Dr. Bret Apthorpe.School officals say Whitaker will officially assume his superintendent duties in Jamestown on July 1. “I am very pleased with our selection of Dr. Whitaker as our new superintendent,” said Jamestown Board of Education President Paul Abbott. “Dr. Whitaker’s extensive qualifications and experience will be an asset to our district.”“We had an extremely deep pool of knowledgeable, accomplished candidates ensuring that we have an exceptional superintendent to be at the helm when our district schools re-open their doors. I would like to thank my entire board for the countless hours dedicated to the selection process, and the New York Leadership Group for their experience and talent in bringing so many impressive candidates for our consideration. I would also like to thank community members for their input and patience during the superintendent search and selection process.”Dr. Whitaker joins Jamestown Public Schools after a nearly 30-year career in education.He began teaching in the Albany area before coming to the Rochester area to work at the middle school, high school and PK-12 levels. He has experience as a high school and middle school teacher, a department chair, staff developer and national-level consultant, assistant principal at the early middle, middle and high school levels, principal at the high school level in a high-needs district, and as an assistant superintendent.Dr. Whitaker joins Jamestown Public Schools from the Geneva City School District, a highly diverse district of approximately 2,500 students in the Finger Lakes Region with high levels of poverty.Dr. Whitaker earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology at Union College in Schenectady, followed by a Master of Arts in Teaching, also from Union College, a Certificate of Advance Study from SUNY Brockport and a Doctorate from the University of Rochester.He has been married to his wife, Suzanne, for 25 years and is a father to two girls: Emily, who will be a senior at St. John Fisher College and Katie, who will be a high school senior. Dr. Whitaker is in the process of moving to our area, to be followed at a later date by his family.He is eager to immerse himself in the social and community events in Jamestown as well as to build relationships with all of the stakeholders in our city.“I am deeply honored to have been selected as the Jamestown Public Schools superintendent,” said Dr. Whitaker. “As a new member of this community, I am eager to become a part of all of the wonderful and diverse aspects of Jamestown and of JPS.”“Jamestown is a community with a rich athletic and music tradition. I look forward to attending and supporting all of our student activities. For many years, I have been passionate about the unique benefits of small city school districts and especially about serving all students in small city school districts. For me, this is a long-awaited opportunity to engage with the board of education, parents, students, teachers, paraprofessionals, maintenance and custodial personnel, clerical, administrators and community members as well as the diverse and unique populations, interests, supporters and successes of Jamestown. I very much look forward to building lasting relationships and serving the needs of all children.” Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Jordan Dean & More Will Join Patti LuPone & Michael Urie in Shows for Days

first_img Shows For Days View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 23, 2015 Related Shows The complete cast is now set for Douglas Carter Beane’s Shows for Days off-Broadway. Joining the previously announced Patti LuPone, Michael Urie and Dale Soules in the Lincoln Center Theater production are Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams and Zoë Winters. Performances will begin at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater on June 6. Opening night is set for June 29.Shows For Days follows 14-year-old Car (Urie), who becomes involved in community theater in Reading, Pennsylvania at the Prometheus Theatre. The theater is led by Irene (LuPone) a woman who dedicates her life to directing, designing and starring in the group’s shows. Dean, Soules, Williams and Winters will also be featured as members of the theater troupe.Dean returns to Lincoln Center after Cymbeline on Broadway and The New Century. He also appeared on the Great White Way in Mamma Mia!. Williams’ previous stage credits include BootyCandy, The Convert, Sucker Punch and Marcus or the Secret of Sweet. Winters appeared in Lincoln Center’s 4000 Miles, as well as Laugh, Much Ado About Nothing and An Octoroon.last_img read more

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Solidifies Academic Leadership Team for Vermont Campus

first_imgThe Colchester, Vermont, campus of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has announced the hiring of its chief administrative officer, two department chairs and five additional faculty members for its fall 2009 opening for its initial 70 students.  ACPHS-Vermont will offer a four year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program; the Pharm.D. is the degree required to practice pharmacy in the U.S. The pharmacy program at ACPHS-Vermont will be the only such program in the state.Robert Hamilton, Pharm.D., will serve as the Vermont campus’ chief administrative officer with Ron DeBellis, Pharm.D., chairing the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Stefan Balaz, Ph.D., chairing the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.  “The backbone of any academic program is its faculty,” said ACPHS Dean Mehdi Boroujerdi, Ph.D. “Both our students and the surrounding community will benefit from the energy and expertise of this talented group of individuals.”  As chief administrative officer, Dr. Hamilton will be responsible for all academic, professional and community activities for the campus. Dr. Hamilton has served many roles during more than 25 years at ACPHS, including chair of the department of pharmacy practice, director of the post-baccalaureate Pharm.D. program and director of the College’s continuing professional development program. He earned his Pharm.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University.“I am honored to have been selected as the chief administrative officer of the Vermont campus,” said Dr. Hamilton. “We look forward to graduating students who will play active roles in helping patients manage their health, and in the process, help address the existing pharmacist shortage in Vermont and throughout the Northeast.”The Department of Pharmacy Practice, chaired by Dr. DeBellis, encompasses classroom learning in pharmacotherapy and the social and administrative sciences as well as experiential education in practice settings such as pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory care clinics, research labs and governmental agencies. Dr. DeBellis previously served as a professor and chair in the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ Department of Pharmacy Practice. His primary research interest is in the area of infectious disease. He received his Pharm.D. from the University of the Pacific.The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, chaired by Dr. Balaz, will provide a basic and pharmaceutical science foundation to students, preparing them for the critical evaluation of scientific problems. Dr. Balaz earned two doctorates from Comenius University in Slovakia and holds degrees in chemistry, biochemistry and pharmaceutic chemistry. Prior to joining ACPHS-Vermont, Dr. Balaz was a member of the faculty at North Dakota State University for more than ten years, where he was twice named “researcher of the year.”  The following faculty members have also been hired for ACPHS-Vermont:•        Yogendra Bhatnagar, Ph.D. – Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences•        Brian Cowles, Pharm.D. – Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice•        Salvatore Morana, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice•        Douglas Poulter, R.Ph. – Coordinator of Experiential Education and Instructor, Pharmacy Practice•        Joanna Schwartz, Pharm.D. – Assistant Professor, Pharmacy PracticeStudents enrolling in ACPHS-Vermont’s Pharm.D. program will have four-year undergraduate degrees or have completed all college course prerequisites prior to enrollment. An estimated 70 students are projected to enroll this fall, with the program eventually expanding to nearly 300 students when fully implemented. The main campus building will be located in Colchester’s Water Tower Hill development.About Albany College of Pharmacy and Health SciencesFounded in 1881, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a private, independent institution committed to the advancement of health care.  The College has academic programs and research activities spanning the full spectrum of pharmacy and health sciences – from drug discovery and development to managing health outcomes.  More than 1,500 ACPHS students are pursuing a wide range of career pathways in the health care field through degree programs in pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical technology and health and human sciences.last_img read more

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Electric Scooter Championship set for 2021 launch

first_imgThe Electric Scooter Championship (eSC), the first-ever international electric race scooter series, will stage its inaugural event in 2021 in major cities featuring specially built high-speed electric scooters, organizers said on Tuesday.Professional eSC teams and riders will compete using purpose-built scooters capable of touching the 100kmph mark.The series, developed to make international racing more accessible and affordable, will feature a diverse mix of participants, including motor racing drivers, cyclists, skaters, snowboarders and e-sports racers. “As the world increasingly looks to sport for leadership in social responsibility, we’re also seeing a growing requirement for conventional motorsport to adapt, develop and diversify,” said Lucas di Grassi, Formula E racer and eSC Ambassador.”The concept of a new series, operating on a global scale with professional participants, yet running with a carbon-zero footprint… is a fascinating glimpse toward a more accessible and sustainable way to go racing.”The eSC said the long-term vision was to provide an affordable transportation solution with zero emissions.”As a racer, I want to create a series that has all the thrill and intensity of the motorsport series we all grew up with, but with the costs and responsibility that make it accessible and appealing to everyone,” said Alex Wurz, former Formula One racer and eSC Safety Ambassador. Topics :last_img read more

Rob Holding reveals Unai Emery asked Arsenal’s players to vote for their captain this season

first_imgAdvertisement Rob Holding made his first Arsenal appearance since December against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday (Picture: Getty)Rob Holding has confirmed that Unai Emery asked his players to vote on who should make up Arsenal’s five-strong captaincy group this season.Emery caused a stir upon his appointment last season when he announced that rather than picking a captain and vice-captain, he would delegate leadership responsibilities to five players.Only Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil remain from Emery’s first captaincy group at Arsenal, though, after Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey and Laurent Koscielny all left the club during the summer.That has left three spaces to fill and Holding, who captained the side during the latter stages of Tuesday’s 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest, admitted he would ‘honoured’ if he was selected.ADVERTISEMENT Holding scored during Arsenal’s win over Nottingham Forest (Picture: Getty)Discussing Arsenal’s captaincy situation, Holding said: ‘We had a vote the other week so we’ll see what happens and see who gets named.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘[We had to] write names down and then give them to the manager. He will go through them obviously with his input and then we’ll see what happens.‘I don’t know [when the decision will be announced]. I think it will be in the next couple of days or weeks. I have no idea.‘If I get it, then I’ll be more than happy and honoured to do it.’Xhaka has worn the armband in each of his six appearances this season, while Ozil, Holding and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have each been given the responsibility at different times.Holding enjoyed a dream return to first-team duties following ten months on the sidelines, keeping a clean sheet, wearing the armband and even scoring during the demolition of Forest.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHe added: ‘I would love to be a captain and being captain of Arsenal is unbelievable. It would be a great feeling.‘We will see what happens in the next couple of weeks. If I get it, I will be more than happy.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Rob Holding reveals Unai Emery asked Arsenal’s players to vote for their captain this season Metro Sport ReporterThursday 26 Sep 2019 12:55 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link702Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

How to save on electricity costs without breaking the bank

first_img16 Bamber Street Chermside West has a 5kw solar system.At 55 Queens Rd, Clayfield, a three-bedroom home with solar power is scheduled for auction on Saturday, September 30, through Giulio Pecorelli of Ray White Clayfield. The Queenslander was built around 1910 and is on an elevated 868sq m block. Upstairs are three bedrooms and two sleepouts.The lounge and dining rooms are separate areas and a family/TV room leads to the rear veranda. Downstairs is a rumpus and separate multipurpose room with its own entrance. The home has airconditioning, solar panels and water tanks.A three-bedroom home at 16 Bamber St, Chermside West, is listed for offers of more than $590,000. The post-war home, listed through Ryan Hoelzl of Burton & Ryan Property Agents, has plenty of modern touches including a 5kw solar system. A front balcony flows through french doors into open plan living areas. The lounge and dining area lead to a kitchen and out onto a covered rear deck. All three bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. 8A Ninth Ave Sandgate has a 6-star energy rating, 5kW solar energy setup.WHO wouldn’t like to save a few dollars on their electricity bills?Despite recent Federal Government efforts, many homeowners say they are still paying far too much for powering their homes and, with predictions of a long, hot summer, running airconditioners could set many up for a bill shock.Solar power is one way to cut electricity costs, and if you don’t have to install it, but can buy a home with it already in place, that’s all the better.Take a look at 8A Ninth Ave, Sandgate, listed through Jacqui McKeering of Jim McKeering Real Estate. The four-bedroom house, which is scheduled for auction on October 7, is described as offering an “indulgent laid back Queenslander lifestyle’’. The six-year-old home is in a U-shaped design focused around an outdoor entertainment area and swimming pool. Each bedroom has a view of the pool and has its own private entrance to this area.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoThe home has an eco-friendly, 6-star energy rating, 5kW (20 panels) solar energy covering hot water and pool, a water tank, and is insulated with rendered, fire resistant cladding.last_img read more

From ‘sweet little cottage’ to Queensland’s hottest house

first_img MORE: One bedder sells for over $1M That is what a dream backyard looks like.“It is literally one of the best all around properties that’s for sale now in the Brisbane market” was how he described it, having the “functionality of new build, character of a 100-year-old and the design and feel of a brand new home”.He said since the property was listed, they had been inundated with interest. 43 Jenolan Ave, Hawthorne, was the most viewed house in Queensland this past week.A “sweet little cottage” that’s been converted into a luxurious dual level entertainers paradise was the hottest property in Queensland this week – and it’s only been on the market a week.“It’s been under market since Friday,” said real estate agent Tony O’Doherty of Belle Property Bulimba. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoThe home is pristine.The property was listed as a “dreamy river avenues residence”.Mr O’Doherty listed it as “completely dreamy”.“A sweet little cottage with a divine address was lifted, moved and extended to create this new five-star haven just 500m from the banks of the Brisbane River,” was how it was described. Renters bunking up or paying up High ceilings and cool colours in the modern kitchen.“Lots of calls, lots of texts, emails,” he said, with the first inspection of 43 Jenolan Ave, Hawthorne, scheduled for Saturday February 1 at 12.15pm.The home was listed as being open to “best offers by March 5 at 3pm”, a friendlier take on tenders, he said.“We rebranded the tender process. When finance was hard, what we found was that every time we said tender, the average mum and dad would ask what a tender is. It’s quite popular in southeast now. In December we had 11 best offer campaigns – eight sold before closure, two on the date and one two weeks after closing date.” Multimillion-dollar offer at 11th hour halts auction Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 The home was given a major renovation, and includes a pool with energy efficient equipment plus soundproof pool shed, an outdoor kitchen with Beefeater BBQ, built-in seat, storage and television, an oversized triple garage, an open-plan kitchen/lounge/dining zone, a study, separate family room and French oak floors. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTERlast_img read more

Dominica focuses on cultural elders in observance of History Week

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Chief Cultural Officer, Mr. Raymond Lawrence.As part of Dominica’s Independence Celebrations, the week of the 10th to the 14th of October, 2011 is observed as History Week and is being celebrated under the theme “Saluting our Cultural Elders”.Chief Cultural Officer, Raymond Lawrence explained that several cultural elders have been presented with plaques in recognition and appreciation of their contribution towards our culture. “The honoring and recognizing the work of our elders has already started as part of Independence Celebrations. During the semi-finals we were able to present a number of plaques of appreciation to outstanding cultural elders and this weekend at the cultural finals we also hope to continue the presentation of plaques to our cultural elders.”Mr Lawrence further reported that as part of the saluting of cultural elders, media houses will be presenting special features as well as the schools.“There are some media houses who will be presenting special features this week on the elders and we’ve asked the schools to organize various activities within their schools in recognition and honoring of our cultural elders.”Mr Lawrence hopes that the cultural elders will feel appreciated and encouraged by the recognition given by the Cultural Division.“This saluting of our cultural elders is saluting all of our cultural elders wherever they are and we are hoping that they at least will feel that they have been recognized in some way for the contribution they have made, we hope that they will feel appreciated and they will be encouraged by the demonstration and the gesture that we have extended during the Independence celebrations during Dominica History Week,” he said.According to the Chief Cultural Officer, at the Traditional Cultural Night on the 19th of October, 2011 on the Roseau Bayfront, “half of the show will be devoted to performances by our cultural elders who will be making special guest appearances and that show”.Cultural Elders will also be featured at the Madame Wob Dwiyet Show as it includes and promotes the talents of our cultural elders with women sixty years and over will be contesting in the show. Mr Lawrence also explained that all elders across the island are being recognized during this week’s celebrations however on Heritage Day which will be held in Vieille Case on the 23rd of October; one elder of the community will be recognized.“We are recognizing elders in general because you know that there are elders all over the island in all various communities and there have been elders who have received the golden drum awards, there have been elders who have been recognized on Heritage Day; every year we recognize an elder in the community, and there are other elders as well who made contributions throughout the years maybe not necessarily receiving an award but who we know have made contributions as well,” he said.Dominica Vibes News Share 280 Views   one commentcenter_img Tweet Share LocalNews Dominica focuses on cultural elders in observance of History Week by: – October 10, 2011last_img read more

Pitching Cousins

first_imgRecently Alex Meyer and Bryan Hoeing both had pitching appearances here in the Midwest.  Alex Meyer, currently pitching for the Minnesota Twins Triple A affiliate started on the mound at Victory Field in Indianapolis against the Pittsburgh Pirates Triple A affiliate.  Even though Alex did not have a good night and lasted only into the 3rd inning, he is considered the top pitching prospect for the Twins baseball franchise.Alex started his career at Greensburg High School and then honed his talents at the University of Kentucky before being drafted into the major league baseball system.  He expects to be in the major leagues next season with the Minnesota Twins.Bryan Hoeing, a senior at Batesville High School pitched an inning at famed Wrigley Field in Chicago in a high school all-star game.  Bryan was able to retire 3 outs in his inning without giving up a hit or a run.  He also did this by throwing less than 10 pitches.  After completing his senior year at Batesville High School, where he stars in basketball as well as baseball, Bryan will enroll in the University of Louisville to continue his baseball career.It is unusual to have two pitching prospects from this same geographic area who are first cousins.  Good luck Alex and Bryan!last_img read more