× SECAUCUS – The state’s Department of Education has named a local teacher as their 2018-19 Hudson County Teacher of The Year, according to a press release.The honor is going to Patricia Smeyers, a fifth grade teacher at the Clarendon Elementary School.“Mrs. Smeyers is a teacher known for innovation, creativity and keen knowledge of best practices that ignite her students’ interests,” the press release says. “Her technique incorporates strategies designed to meet the needs of all learners through project based instruction.”Smeyers has a Master’s degree in Educational Technology and has a Technology Integration Specialist Certificate from Boise State University. She has also received a NASA Explorer School STEM award. Additionally, a district social media guide Smeyers created received the Teacher’s Guild/International Society for Technology in Education Favorite award and was highlighted at the 2018 International Society for Technology in Education Convention.She is also is a member of many New Jersey Associations, including The Association of Mathematics Teachers, The Technology and Engineering Educators Association, and The National Science Teacher Association. She is a certified Google for Education Trainer.Smeyers was recognized as one of 21 county teachers statewide at an awards ceremony at Jackson Memorial High School in Jackson.Pictured left to right during the Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony at Jackson Memorial High School are Clarendon School Principal Steve Viggiani, Hudson County Teacher of the Year Patricia Smeyers, Director of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Daniela Riser, Hudson County Superintendent Melissa Pearce, County Educational Specialist Monica Tone.
NAPA — The Antonio Brown watch continues.For the second straight day, the Raiders wide receiver was nowhere to be seen Saturday during the seventh practice of training camp.The Raiders have not specified an injury, with a source indicating as camp opened Brown would be out “probably a week” after starting on the non-football injury list. Brown was removed from the NFI last Sunday. He participated in a walkthrough, and two days later, ran some pass routes against defenders in drills before …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Maggie Burkett, Anthony Wayne FFA ReporterOn Thursday, December 5th, the chapter sent the officer team, comprised of Reegan Kehres, President, Anna Wright, Secretary, Tayler Common, Patrick Miller, Jacob Zajkowski, and Maggie Burkett, all acting as members, to the District 1 FFA Advanced Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event. In the contest, the team members took a test with questions about proper parliamentary procedure and rules. After they took the test the team came together and was judged on how efficiently they run a meeting, in a 12 minute time frame. The president runs the meeting and the secretary keeps a roll of minutes that include what all the group discussed and the abilities that were brought up. The members, as well as the secretary, have to get four different discussions in through the entire meeting as well as two abilities. The abilities need to be performed properly in order to get points. The team waited for results to come later in the day; when they received the results they saw that they got 3rd place! Reegan Kehres was also the highest scored chair, and Anna Wright was tied for the highest scored secretary! The team could not be happier with the results. Anthony Wayne FFA is a satellite of Penta Career Center.
Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The Azkals are looking to extend their unbeaten start to three matches in Group F, where the Top 2 teams will clinch berths to the 2019 Asian Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games In-form goalkeeper Neil Etheridge returns to the lineup when the Philippine Azkals face Yemen on Tuesday in AFC Asian Cup Qualifying at Panaad Stadium.A notable absentee in the 4-3 win over Tajikistan in Dushanbe in June due to club commitment, Etheridge has been recalled to the squad by coach Thomas Dooley.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Gin Kings aim to sustain run Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments
FUTURE TENSEYoung professionals seem to be devoting too much of attention to work (“Home Alone”, July 16). What they don’t realise is that they are rushing into the future and neglecting their present, the repercussions of which will be seen much later.-MANSI ANEJA, Bangalore The cover story is thought provoking.,FUTURE TENSEYoung professionals seem to be devoting too much of attention to work (“Home Alone”, July 16). What they don’t realise is that they are rushing into the future and neglecting their present, the repercussions of which will be seen much later.-MANSI ANEJA, Bangalore The cover story is thought provoking. The old deserve financial andfamilial attention in recognition of their contribution during theproductive years.-UDAYA S. MISHRA, on e-mail In countries like Japan and China, annual appraisal of an employee depends on how one takes care of his/her parents. The required data is collected without the knowledge of the employee in collaboration with the parents. The private sector in India should adopt such measures to ensure workable relationship between the old and the young. -P.V. ARIEL, Secunderabad It is disheartening to read about the agonising life of senior citizens in India. Time is not far away when the last rites of the deceased will be performed without the attendance of their children. -CHANDER BHAT, on e-mailIt is not fair to blame the younger generation alone. The old should own up equal responsibility to bridge the gap between them and their children. Both generations should give each other space and independence. They are key to a healthy relationship. -MAN MOHAN BHATIA, DelhiYoungsters will realise and repent only when they will be disowned and discarded by their own children in the future. In their pursuit of acquiring wealth in today’s booming economy, they should not forget those who gave them birth. They should be scared of natural justice. -K. CHIDANAND KUMAR, BangaloreThe old feeling isolated is too frivolous a topic for a cover story. It didn’t deserve such a mammoth display. While so much is happening in and around India, INDIA TODAY could have chosen something more contemporary as its main story.-R.SINGH, DelhiAlthough a poignant article, the cover story did not deal with the true sandwich generation. With some senior citizens suffering at the hands of the younger lot, it is unfair to club everyone in one single category. Just like no two children can be compared, two adults too can’t be equated. -CHANDRIKA R. KRISHNAN, Bangalore GENERAL UNREST General Pervez Musharraf may have demonstrated his commitment to fight back radical Islamism and the resurgent neo-Taliban (“Taking on the Mullahs”, July 16). However, what he doesn’t understand is that he may have just provoked many more such revolts around the country. J. -AKSHAY, SecunderabadThe year 2007 hasn’t proved lucky for Musharraf. First, he suffered setbacks from the judiciary for suspending Pakistan’s Chief Justice. And now he is pitted against another powerful political class: the mullahs. This is just a premonition of what is to come in the forthcoming elections. -CHETAN PRABHAKAR, Gurgaon WONDER FULLTaj Mahal has retained its status in the Seven Wonders of the World (“A Vote of Love”, July 16). Without doubt, Taj is a symbol of love, as the number of votes it garnered to be a wonder stand testimony to the people’s love for it. A partof credit should go to the Supreme Court, which, to prevent the Taj from decaying, has prohibited construction around the monument. -K.PRADEEP, ChennaiSPORTING GLORYEvery state should take a cue from Gujarat on how to nurture their sportspersons (“The Rule of Iron”, July 16). The story brings a ray of hope that India will one day produce world class athletes. -SIDDHARTH GARG, DelhiMEDIA-CENTRICRakhi Sawant’s candid confession that media is her godfather is really praiseworthy (“Seedhi Baat”, July 16). She is, in fact, the creation of media hype only. -GAUTAM BHUYAN, BangaloreNEGATIVE ENERGYFor energy security in the country, the Government should first ban sale of new cars, especially in metros (“High Octane Crisis”, July 16). It is important not only for energy security, but also for controlling pollution in big cities, which in someway, is contributing to erratic weather changes. -RAHUL GARG, Delhi HISTORICAL SECRETSSuddenly publishers in India have taken it upon themselves to brush up the nation’s sense of history (“An Enchanted Past”, July 16). If Nehru and Edwina Mountbatten got along famously, Gandhi, too, had his share of controversies. With each new release promising to unsheathe some of the guarded secrets of pre-IndependenceIndia, walking down the trails of the past has never been so exciting. -ALAP MOHAN, Bangalore VALLEY OF DEATHThe growing number of suicides in Kashmir is a cause of concern for the state Government (“Extremism of Another Kind”, July 9). It should try and identify problems that are driving the youth towards suicide. Also, nongovernment organisations should take steps to introduce classes for those suffering from depression. -PRARTHANA ACHARYYA, GuwahatiAN EYE OPENER The story on useless ministries is thought provoking (“White Elephants”, June 18). It is disheartening to know that the creation of a plethora of departments has killed accountability. Language is bold, it depicts the flaws of the Government. -V.R. VENKATAKRISHNAN, Cochin DEVIL AND DEEP SEAadvertisementadvertisement Bhairon SinghShekhawat has his own reasons for fighting the Presidential Poll (“Whyis he Fighting”, July 16). Apart from BJP, he enjoys tacit support ofmany MPs and MLAs. At 83, even if he loses the election, his spirit isgoing to win. -VIRENDRA KUMAR TANGRI, Dehradun I understand the hoopla against Pratibha Patil becoming the nextPresident. But her opponent is equally unworthy of the coveted post.What are the credentials of Shekhawat apart from being an old warhorsein politics? -ALPANA DAS, Delhi It’s sad that Shekhawat has been pitted against Patil who is a stubbornloyalist of the Gandhi family. Politics played over the post of thePresident will be marked as one of the darkest chapters of Indianpolitics. -PARANJYOTI DUTTA, Teok, Assam
Australian Simon Taufel on Sunday will stand down from international umpiring after officiating in the World Twenty20 final between Sri Lanka and West Indies at the R Premadasa Stadium here.It was an emotional moment for Taufel as he took the field to officiate for one last time. The 41-year-old had already announced that he would retire after World Twenty20 to become the Umpire Performance and Training Manager with the ICC.In an outstanding career, Taufel umpired in 74 Tests and 174 ODIs with his last Test and ODI appearances being at Lord’s a month ago in matches featuring England and South Africa.Taufel will be replaced by Bruce Oxenford in the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires from November 1.Taufel won the ICC Umpire of the Year award for five successive years from 2004 to 2008.Taufel along with Pakistan’s Aleem Dar were the on-field umpires for the final between Sri Lanka and West Indies.Taufel yesterday termed the 2011 World Cup semi-final between India versus Pakistan as the “most exciting match” of his career.”When I look back, there are many memorable moments but I can instantly remember the India versus Pakistan game at Mohali during the 2011 World Cup semi-final as the most exciting one,” Taufel had said.”The Prime Ministers of the two countries were present and it was more than just a game of cricket. I believe there were two finals in 2011 World Cup. The semi-final and the final,” he added.
In the 18’s Boys division, the three top seeds have carried on their impressive form and are all undefeated after two days of the tournament. In Pool A, New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges (NSWCCC) has continued the form that saw them win the 2009 NYC title, currently sitting on top of the ladder with 66 touchdowns for and nine touchdowns against. The Sydney Scorpions sit in second place on the Pool A ladder, with four wins from their five games. Queensland Secondary Schools Touch (QSST) is sitting on top of Pool B, with five wins from its five games. The Brisbane City Cobras are also undefeated, winning three of their games and having a draw in the other. In Pool C, New South Wales Combined High Schools (NSWCHS) are on top of the ladder, followed by the South Queensland Sharks, who have won three games and lost two. In Pool A of the 18’s Girls division, QSST has continued its impressive form, with six wins from its six games so far. Last year’s winner, who is going for its fifth consecutive title, has scored 67 touchdowns and has only conceded six touchdowns against so far this tournament. The Brisbane City Cobras sit in second place, with five wins and one loss from their six games, with local hopes, the Sunshine Coast Pineapples in third. Two of New South Wales’ schools teams, New South Wales Combined High Schools and New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges, sit in first and second place of Pool B respectively following two days of competition. Both sides are undefeated and will meet at 9.50am on day three in what should be an exciting encounter. To view all the results from day two of the 2010 X-Blades National Youth Championships, please click on the following link:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-742-0-0-0&a=COMPS
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino: Colchester were fantasticby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMauricio Pochettino has given credit to Colchester United after the League Two knocked Tottenham out of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.Colchester won on penalties after the game finished 0-0 in normal time.He said: “Colchester made a fantastic game, it was difficult.”We are so disappointed we could not score in 90 minutes.”They beat Palace on penalties too, that can happen. That’s the beauty of the competition, always something can happen.”We wanted to go further but we are out.”
DETROIT, MI – MARCH 18: Head coach Jim Boeheim of the Syracuse Orange reacts during the first half against the Michigan State Spartans in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Little Caesars Arena on March 18, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)Syracuse’s self-imposed NCAA Tournament ban has helped spark a lot of debate about the efficacy of NCAA post-season bans, which almost always wind up punishing players who are not involved in the violations at hand. Many believe the punishment should be levied against coaches and administrators, including ESPN’s Dan Dakich, who believes that Jim Boeheim, and not Rakeem Christmas, Mike Gbinije, and company, should be the one banned from the tournament. Dakich had Boeheim on his radio show, and the legendary Syracuse coach agrees with his idea.Jimmy B on @dandakich “I’d rather take the punishment and let the players go to the tournament, I’ve been to the tournament” @BrentAxeMedia— Justin Hardie (@jhardie13) February 25, 2015While it is too late for this Syracuse team, last night’s win at Notre Dame gives the program two wins over Top 12 teams in the last week, and the Orange would probably be right on the bubble if they were eligible. Punishing a coach who was present, even if he may or may not have been aware of alleged violations, makes far more sense than taking this opportunity away from the innocent players.