Las Vegas School is Lifeline for Hungry Kids With Nothing

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorePrincipal Sherrie Gahn said she was shocked when she first came to Whitney Elementary School seven years ago. “The kids were eating ketchup packets,” trying to scrape a meal together. About 75 percent of her 622 students are homeless, or nearly so. Under Gahn’s leadership, Whitney Elementary has become a lifeline for families — at once a food bank, clothing drive, Christmas charity, dental clinic and hair salon all in one. After this moving story ran on CNN about the Las Vegas school over Thanksgiving — when famous Vegas chefs came to the school preparing lunch — donations have poured in, over $75,000 worth. “There are bread donations and shoe donations, and local physicians donate their time to give physicals and eye exams.” See how Principal Gahn cares for school children, and their families going beyond the typical model of education.last_img read more

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Momentum swings sharply in favor of Hawklets in Rockhurst-SM East rivalry

first_imgLancer guard Jay Guastello looks to make a pass through the defense of Rockhurst players Will Bazzle (left) and Patrick Geha. Tight defense from the Hawklets prevented the Lancer from establishing any kind of flow on offense throughout the night.If the finale of the undercard was any indicator, perhaps SM East’s varsity boys basketball team on Friday could have sensed that the pendulum was swinging sharply in the favor of their chief rival Rockhurst.The Lancers walked away from the teams’ past two meetings with dramatic one-point wins that gave the spirited SM East student section bragging rights over their spirited counterparts from Rockhurst. But Friday, the only last-second thrill came in the junior varsity game, when Rockhurst sophomore Scotty Thompson drained a mid-court buzzer beater to give the Hawklets a 64-62 win.The varsity game, on the other hand, saw no back-and-forth dramatics — just a steady 70-44 beat down of the Lancers by a fired up Hawklets team.Rockhurst jumped to an early 9-2 lead in the first quarter, prompting SM East coach Shawn Hair to call a time out. His Lancers appeared to settle in a bit after the break, and brought the score to 14-8 at the end of the first quarter after a steal let senior Gunnar Englund put in a layup before time expired.But that was the closest the Lancers would get. The Hawklets extended their lead to 34-14 at the half, and things just went downhill from there for the Lancers in the second half. The Lancers couldn’t find a way to contain Rockhurst senior Patrick Geha throughout the night, allowing him to score a team leading 19 points. Senior guard Cartier Dean proved pesky throughout the second half, and finished the night with 13 points.For the Lancers, senior Lucas Jones and sophomore Zeb Vermillion led scorers with 15 points each. The Lancers clearly felt the loss of junior Joey Wentz, who left the team earlier this month.SM East will have a challenge when they look to rebound against a tough 10-2 Olathe North on the road next Friday.SM East coach Shawn Hair was looking for answers at his alma mater Friday.That about sums it up…last_img read more

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Praxair achieves 18% annual hike in DEPS

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Biologically better

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletterslast_img read more

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Panalpina opens Ludhiana branch

first_imgPanalpina says it will offer its customers in Ludhiana a full portfolio of services including access to an extensive global air network and international ocean ports. “Our four offices in north India, our strong market position in air and ocean freight, our capability to offer tailored supply chain solutions and our extensive local knowledge make us a leading player in this strategic region,” claims Rupesh Gupta, head of north district, Panalpina India.Panalpina’s offices in north India are in Delhi, Kolkata, Jaipur and now Ludhiana.last_img read more

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A breakup may have sparked the ‘Golden State Killer’ rampage, investigator says

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A mysterious breakup may have sparked the “Golden State Killer” suspect’s anger against women, according to an investigator on the case.During one attack on July 5, 1978, the serial burglar, rapist and killer reportedly talked about a woman named “Bonnie,” while sexually assaulting another woman in Davis, California.“He is sobbing and saying, ‘I hate you, Bonnie. I hate you, Bonnie,’ over and over,” investigator Paul Holes told ABC News’ “20/20.”“He had some anger against what Bonnie, or what he perceived Bonnie, had done to him. And he’s taking that anger out on this victim that he’s raping,” Holes said. “We didn’t know, was Bonnie his mom? A wife? Ex-wife? Girlfriend? We just knew that there was a Bonnie in his life.”Holes, who recently retired, spent decades investigating the elusive “Golden State Killer,” who police say committed 12 murders, at least 50 rapes and multiple home burglaries throughout California in the 1970s and 1980s.Watch the full story on “20/20” this Friday, May 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PTThis year, Holes said investigators finally learned the identity of the mysterious Bonnie.After suspect Joseph James DeAngelo, a 72-year-old former police officer, was identified, Holes said investigators found a newspaper article listing an engagement between him and a woman named Bonnie in 1970.“So, now we have a guy that has a Bonnie in his life, and we couldn’t find any indication that they ever got married,” Holes said. “So, something happened in that relationship that caused them to part — and that probably is indicative of a relationship that went sideways and … maybe he could have a grudge, because of whatever happened in that relationship.”Last week, DeAngelo was arrested and taken into custody at his home in Sacramento County, where the crime spree started.DeAngelo has not entered a plea; he returns to court May 14.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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Lomachenko defends WBO title, stops Walters

first_imgWe are young 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Warriors’ Green sidelined with ankle injury Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND MOST READ As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Vasyl Lomachenko, of Ukraine, celebrates after defeating Nicholas Walters, of Jamaica, in a WBO junior lightweight title boxing match Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, in Las Vegas. APLAS VEGAS — Vasyl Lomachenko successfully defended his WBO junior lightweight title, winning when Nicholas Walters was unable to continue after seven rounds Saturday night at the Cosmopolitan.Lomachenko, the 28-year-old Ukrainian star who won two Olympic gold medals, improved to 7-1. Walters dropped to 26-1-1.ADVERTISEMENT Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next EDITORS’ PICK Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Lomachenko had his best round of the fight in the seventh, landing multiple power shots, including a hard shot to the temple that ultimately led Walters to stop fighting.Lomachenko began to take control in the sixth, displaying superior technical skills and controlling the ring. By the end of the seventh, Lomachenko had the fans on their feet as he looked to finish the fight, landing a number of powerful combinations.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliWalters survived the flurry and appeared fine as the round ended and he headed back to his corner. However, between rounds, Walters’ corner informed the referee that he was unable to continue and the fight was stopped and ruled a TKO for Lomachenko.last_img read more

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Congratulations To WCU Graduates

first_imgRecognition for four graduating students with perfect GPAs, presentation of an award to one of the University of North Carolina System’s premier teachers, and the inspiring success stories of two other graduating students were among the highlights Friday and Saturday (May 10-11) as WCU held a trio of commencement exercises. Commencement for WCU’s Graduate School was held Friday night. Saturday included a morning ceremony for the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education and Allied Professions, and Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts, followed by an afternoon commencement for the colleges of Business, Health and Human Sciences, and Engineering and Technology. All three ceremonies were presided over by WCU Interim Chancellor Alison Morrison-Shetlar, with Acting Provost Carol Burton presenting candidates for degrees. After grades from final exams are tallied and academic records finalized, WCU’s spring class, including recipients of both undergraduate and graduate degrees, is expected to total more than 1,650 graduates, which would be the largest class in university history and WCU’s eighth-straight record spring class.last_img read more

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How To Slash Your Burn Rate In 2016

first_imgTags:#Guest Posts#spending#startups#yec How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture scott gerber Related Posts Top 25 Black Friday Deals for Techies in 2019center_img Guest author Scott Gerber is the founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council.Cutting out unnecessary spending is always a good idea, whether you’re running a profitable business or trying to lengthen your runway at a startup. But how do you decide what is necessary and what is waste as you examine your business expenditures?To help you figure it out, I polled 12 entrepreneurs from YEC on how they’ve applied leaner thinking to less-obvious areas of their businesses. Their best answers are below. Look Into Other Options for EverythingAsk yourself a few questions. Would one higher-paid employee be more effective than two adequate employees? Would an electronic project management list eliminate daunting progress-report meetings? Are full-time employees as effective as outside specialized consultants? Look into other options for everything. —Brooke Bergman, Allied Business NetworkRemember That Fees Can Kill YouWe’ve been working with a credit-card processor since we started. When I ended up looking at what they were charging, I felt I could get something better. I searched around and found two different processors who are currently getting me almost half a percent lower than I was getting. Talk about saving money! This is something we changed without cutting staff, making cutbacks or changing anything in our business. It’s saving us thousands each month. If you haven’t looked into what fees you’re paying and shopped around, stop what you’re doing now and start saving money. —Peter Daisyme, HostingTell Your Team What You’re DoingTell your team, “Hey, we’re doing just fine—we’re not in trouble or anything—but I think we’re spending a lot more money than we should.” Then ask them for their help in making the company more frugal, even in the small purchasing decisions. We did this recently and the results have been fascinating to watch. Our team is starting to take pride in finding bargains and making smarter choices, and it’s helping us become financially leaner without having to cut anything significant. —Jesse Lear, V.I.P. Waste ServicesLook Into Tax SavingsIf you’re making a profit, you might want to get a second opinion on what else you can save in taxes. There are so many potential programs that can help reduce your tax burden, but not every accountant is familiar with them. For example, we make charity contributions, but our state refunds a large portion of the donations to schools in tax savings. So it’s a great way to give back to the community and save taxes. —Wei-Shin Lai., AcousticSheepMaintain FocusDecide on the problem you want to solve and what you need to get there. Then re-evaluate anything that doesn’t align. Having a clear end goal and maintaining focus is the key to staying lean. —Joseph Walla, HelloSignThink About Your Meeting LocationsEncourage employees to have client meetings in your offices. You lose time and resources in their travel to an outside location—the cost to park (in an urban area especially) or to Uber to and fro. In addition, your company will likely pick up the tab at whatever restaurant the client picked if they decide to meet during a meal time. This easily turns what could have been a 30-minute office beverage chit-chat into a $150 or more excursion. Multiply that by however many of these out-of-office adventures happen per week, month, and year. Provide a room with a good vibe or an office booth space with a nice coffee machine and fresh juices. You can still provide a generative environment for discussion without the wasteful out-of-office variables. —Faithe Parker, Marbaloo MarketingCompare Metrics Among StaffWithin similar departments, I love to track productivity metrics. For those team members that produce more or finish faster, we sit down with them and gather best practices and then often have them train others to learn about some of these faster methods. They love the recognition, and other team members appreciate the advice on how to improve their work. —Tamara Nall, The Leading NicheConsider Office CostsOffice cost is one area where businesses tend not to be fully informed about the best ways to spend their money. Consider the total monthly cost of your office, and then factor in office conditions that may be contributing to ineffective work. For example, having slow Internet may be cheap, but it’ll cost you in the long run. —Aron Susman, TheSquareFootLook at Your Shipping BillIf you are an e-commerce business or one that makes physical products, shipping costs can often take a toll. Don’t just look at what you’re paying FedEx or UPS—consider the materials required to properly package your goods, too. It’s always good to keep an eye out on different services, platforms, and packages to help cut down costs in any way early on so you can use this small boost in profit back towards your business. —Kumar Arora, AroridexImagine a Killer CompetitorWe often get stuck in our thinking because we’re too focused on our own business. Shift this focus by imaging what it would take to build a formidable competitor. Which resources would they need and which would be considered wasteful if they peeked inside your operation? Start with your team because salaries, wages, and benefits are likely your single biggest expense. Is your team optimally organized or would a competitor structure it differently? Move on to your advertising. Would your hypothetical competitor also be spending $25,000 attending trade shows or $2,500 sending out gift baskets? Now, let’s explore all those filing cabinets, printers and the ink you buy. Can you become a paperless office? Imagine how competitors would exploit your weaknesses and turn those into opportunities. —David Ciccarelli, Voices.comStop Subscribing to Every Software Service On The PlanetEvery person I speak with has a software subscription of some sort that they do not use. It’s crazy! They feel that they will use it at one time or another but never end up doing so. Once charges are automatic, it’s difficult to take the time to cancel them. —Raymond Kishk, Interstate Air Conditioning & Heating Look at Your Business Through a Customer’s LensPut yourself on the customer’s side of the situation, rather than the side of the business owner. Doing so can not only open your eyes to areas that can be improved but help you maximize value and reduce waste. By doing this, I realized I need to step out of the day-to-day and give my employees more power so I can focus on growth—which will ultimately mean better results for my customers. —Alfredo Atanacio, Uassist.MEPhoto by aisletwentytwo Aramco, Holder of the Largest IPO in History is… Will Development Eventually Make Itself Obsolete?last_img read more

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CWG deadline may be extended: Reddy

first_imgCommonwealth Games (CWG) venues are most likely to miss the August 31 deadline for completion of work.  Union Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy said on Thursday that the deadline for finishing CWG projects might need to be extended. “We are not Games-ready yet. We may need an extension,” Reddy said. The Group of Ministers (GoM) met to discuss the preparations for the CWG and expressed unhappiness over the progress. Already behind schedule, the Games projects have been further hit by the incessant rains that have lashed Delhi for the last one week. Athletes are expected to start arriving in Delhi a fortnight before the October 3 event.last_img read more

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