US retail sales predicted to have fallen – New York Report

first_img Show Comments ▼ US retail sales predicted to have fallen – New York Report Tags: NULL whatsapp More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com RETAIL sales figures for January are likely to be the highlight for the economic week in the US.Economists expect the sales to have dipped by around 0.5 per cent over January, following a fall of 0.9 per cent in December.A preliminary reading on US consumer sentiment from the University of Michigan is due on Friday, along with preliminary inflation expectations.Consumer sentiment is expected to remain close to an 11-year high, as an improving job market and cheaper petrol impressed consumers.On the corporate calendar, companies including Hasbro and Loews are due to give figures today, while soft drink giant Coca-Cola will report tomorrow, along with Molson Coors Brewing.On Wednesday Cisco Systems, PepsiCo, Time Warner and TripAdvisor are due to update the market and on Thursday American International Group, Avon, CBS, Kellogg, Kraft Foods Group, McGraw Hill Financial and Nielsen will all report.Healthy data, in Friday’s job report is likely to be good news for the US’s smallest stocks this week. With nearly all of their revenue coming from the United States, the companies in the Russell 2000 should be the most obvious beneficiaries of a growing US economy. Nonfarm payrolls increased 257,000 last month, the Labor Department said, well above forecasts. The dollar index rose slightly more than one per cent on the news. whatsappcenter_img Sunday 8 February 2015 10:50 pm Express KCS by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableySenior Living | Search AdsSenior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look At The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinitionBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MD Sharelast_img read more

Engineering a better immunotherapy to outwit cancer — and launch a biotech

first_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Elizabeth Cooney Engineering a better immunotherapy to outwit cancer — and launch a biotech General Assignment Reporter Liz focuses on cancer, biomedical engineering, and how patients feel the effects of Covid-19. Tweaking an immune protein called interleukin-18 can overcome tumors that lure it into binding with a decoy receptor protein and render it harmless to cancer cells, new research in mice shows. In conjunction with the paper, published Wednesday in Nature, a company founded by senior author Aaron Ring announced $25 million in initial financing to create and commercialize a drug based on the discovery.The approach adds another weapon to an immunotherapy arsenal that activates immune responses hijacked by cancer. Checkpoint inhibitors, for example, take the brakes off immune cells that should battle invaders. IL-18 is a cytokine that normally activates T cells and natural killer cells, two immune forces that fight infection, but it’s disarmed by the decoy wielded by tumors.  Biotech STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. @cooney_liz [email protected] GET STARTEDcenter_img About the Author Reprints What’s included? IL-18 is a cytokine that normally activates T cells (above) and natural killer cells, two immune forces that fight infection, but it’s disarmed by a decoy wielded by tumors.  A. Walker, L. Sharp & J. Pryde/Wellcome Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Log In | Learn More By Elizabeth Cooney June 24, 2020 Reprints What is it? Tags cancerresearchSTAT+last_img read more

Talking Music: The Kilkenny’s Robbie Campion on a career he loves

first_img Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest By Siun Lennon – 17th February 2018 Council Rugby Talking Music: The Kilkenny’s Robbie Campion on a career he loves Previous articleWATCH: Our Duke back on track after impressive win in GowranNext articleAll of today’s CCFL results Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Facebook TAGSDurrowRobbie CampionTalking MusicThe Kilkennys Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste WhatsApp Laois man Robbie Campion is doing what he loves for a living. He has been a member of the successful folk group The Kilkennys for 16 years and this year they were awarded International Folk band of the Year at the Sunday World awards.The Durrow native cites playing in front of the GPO on the 100 year anniversary of the Easter Rising, performing Celtic Nights in Las Vegas and Zwartze Cross Festival in Holland as some of the highlights of his career.The only drawback? A proud Laois man getting used to the band’s name!How did you get involved in music?I started off playing music when I was eight years of age with Catherine Hyland in Ballinakill. I stayed with her until I was 12 and then I joined Camross Comhaltas with the great Conroy family.I joined Uisce Beatha at 19, seven years we changed the name to The Kilkennys and nine years later we’re still going. It took a while for a Laois man to get a liking for the name!What are your fondest musical memories? There are a few. Playing The Celtic nights in Las Vegas for seven years was special.Also in 2016 we sang ‘Grace’ outside the GPO for the anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising to 100,000 people. That was a hair standing on the back of my neck moment.What is your favourite thing about being a musician – recording new music or performing live? I much prefer playing live. It is without a doubt the best part of the job.What has personally been your biggest achievement to date? The biggest achievement for me is probably getting the chance to tour the world doing what I love.Just lately a huge achievement was winning the International Folk band of the Year at the Sunday World awards.How do you perform in front of large crowds? I still get butterflies before we play our gigs, big or small. I think it’s a good thing to still have that feeling after 15 years.Has there been any particularly funny or interesting events that have happened to in your career? There’s been a few. There are a few that I’ll have to keep to myself! The boys are constantly trying to get one over on each other, it never stops.After watching one Conor McGregor fight in a pub in Zurich we went straight to airport. I fell asleep in a corner of the airport. When I woke up I rang the lads who told me they were back in Dublin. They got a good laugh out of it. I didn’t.Most memorable performance?My memorable moment was at the Zwartze Cross Festival in Holland. It was one of the best festivals I was ever at.Do you have any projects coming up in 2018? In 2018 we’re touring the UK, Germany, Denmark, Holland, Scotland, Italy and finally back to Ireland. A new CD is also on the way, and a new baby so it’ll be a hectic year ahead.Who has had the greatest influence on your career?Without sounding too cheesy I’d have to say my partner Linda. I wouldn’t be able to tour and do what I love without her. Having two kids and one on the way isn’t easy but I actually think deep down she loves me going off for a bit of peace and quiet!If you could sing with any musician, alive or dead, who would it be? It would have to be Luke Kelly and Willie Nelson.If you could play any venue or event, what would it be? I’d love to do the Electric Picnic. It’s without doubt the best around and so local for me.SEE ALSO – Young people in Laois asked to get creative to help tackle racism Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Home We Are Laois Talking Music Talking Music: The Kilkenny’s Robbie Campion on a career he loves We Are LaoisTalking Music Community Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squadlast_img read more

WATCH: Laois mammy pulls off cruel and hilarious April Fool’s prank on kids

first_img Facebook Pinterest WATCH: Laois mammy pulls off cruel and hilarious April Fool’s prank on kids Electric Picnic Home News WATCH: Laois mammy pulls off cruel and hilarious April Fool’s prank on… News Pinterest News Previous articleStudying during Coronavirus: Mountrath CS student on prepping for state exams in a pandemicNext articleBREAKING: 212 new cases of Coronavirus cases in Ireland as deaths on the island go above 100 LaoisToday Reporter By LaoisToday Reporter – 1st April 2020 Oh this is so cruel – and very funny at the same time.Today is April Fool’s Day, for those of you that didn’t know, and it is traditionally a day where people play pranks on each other.Some work very well but are seldom captured on camera – but this one was.Ratheniska mammy Alice Cahill, who is originally from Donegal and married to carpenter Jamie, decided to fool her children James and Katie.She got them up at the crack of dawn and managed to convince them that the schools had decided to reopen. Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Twittercenter_img Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp The decision, she told them, had been made late last night and now they were very late.A mad scramble ensued to get to Portlaoise school Holy Family in time with James deciding to wear a mask.Alice kept the prank going all the way to the car where she revealed to her children that it was in fact an April Fool.And their reactions are great!Fair play to Alice, James and Katie Cahill for giving us all a great laugh today.Check out the video below:SEE ALSO – LTinder – New LaoisToday dating app launched for Laois people looking for love TAGSApril FoolsCoronavirus WhatsApp Twitter Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Despite higher prices, donju bathhouses trump state equivalents

first_img AvatarChoi Song Min By Choi Song Min – 2015.12.11 2:16pm North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) With winter in full swing, bath houses runby the new affluent middle class donju are gaining great popularity. Despite massive state-run baths known as ‘Eundeokwon,” which boast elegant decorinside and out, their poor hot water supply deters most people from stepping foot inside, DailyNK has learned. “Small cities have flashy Eundeokwon bathhouses that come with hair salons, and facilities for drinks and food, but noone really goes there,” a source from North Hamgyong Province told Daily NK onMonday. “Most people go to smaller baths run by donju instead.”Sources in Yanggang Province and South Hamgyong Province confirmed this to be the case in their regions as well.“At the state-run baths not only do you not get hot running water, you have towait shivering in the cold while the water is heated up in a 10 liter bucketset on a small coal burner,” she explained. “But the private (i.e. donju-run) baths comewith saunas and proper hot water bath areas, so there’s an endless stream ofcustomers.” Another factor that repels customers frompublic baths is the smoke and stench coming from the coal burner, which is whymost people do not go to Eundeokwon if they can help it. Private bath housesuse oak fireplaces instead, ensuring hot water is always ready. Thetemperatures are so high the heat can get “suffocating,” according to thesource. Despite the slight drop in wood prices recently, state-run and donju bath houses in the northeastern regions of North Korea both predominately rely on timber from the markets as fuel. To cover the fluctuating price of wood and transportation costs, state-operated bathhouses recently bumped prices up from 200 KPW to 500 KPW [0.02-0.06 USD] for communal baths and from 1,000 KPW to1,500 KPW [0.12-0.17 USD] for personal ones.  “Compared to Eundeokwon, the prices atdonju establishments are 1,000 to 1,500 KPW [0.12-0.17 USD] more expensive but you can enjoy amuch cleaner bath,” she asserted.These private baths are commonly frequentedby donju and cadre members who often come with their mistresses. This isbecause at public bath houses, customers are required to present their nationalIDs unlike at donju-operated facilities.“The private baths that are located inareas without a lot of people at night even hire one or two femalescrubbers usually around 17 or 18 years of age, which is why a lot of donju goat late hours,” the source said. “People pay for their baths, and if theyrequest skin scrubbing services, a scrub mistress will enter the personal bathafter about 20 minutes and provide this service.” This additional service comes with an extra20,000 KPW [2.3 USD] fee, and women scrubbers are often given a 10,000 KPW tip. “This isbecoming a new trend, so now many private bath houses are out to hire femaleworkers,” she concluded.  RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest NewsEconomy SHAREcenter_img News Despite higher prices, donju bathhouses trump state equivalents News Facebook Twitter News US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once againlast_img read more

LEGO adds 1974 Porsche 911 Turbo to the lineup

first_img Trending Videos ‹ Previous Next › Reconstructing a classic car like the 1974 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 is a lot of work. It takes time, money, expertise and forearm strength that, frankly, most of us just don’t have.But even this writer’s dainty and well-moisturized hands can handle the force and friction required to snap together the LEGO components of this 1974 Porsche 911 Turbo kit. As per usual, the toy giant has nailed the details and the profile in the 15-cm long scale model. It’s got the 911 Turbo’s wide fenders and broad wheels, and the iconic “whale tail.”  advertisement Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The ‘74 Porsche set will be available for purchase in August. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTScenter_img Trending in Canada The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED TAGS911PorscheClassic CarsClassic Cars & TrucksNew Vehicles See More Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The 180-piece set comes with a LEGO Chris Pratt driver (all LEGO guys are Chris Pratt now, right?) wearing a brown leather coat, a Porsche-logo tee and a removable driving helmet, should he choose to lay those pylons down on a track instead of using them to save the 930’s parking space in front of his LEGO home. So entitled, those Porsche drivers—Unlike LEGO’s Technic Kits, the Speed Champions products don’t incorporate electric motors and actually move on their own. The windscreen does come off, though, so Chris Pratt can get into the driver’s seat without disassembling half the car. last_img read more

Chevrolet Impala production ends today after more than 60 years

first_img Throughout the next few generations, the Impala would remain Chevrolet’s full-sized V8-powered flagship, earning high sales and high regard among customers. Then 1985 saw the Impala leave us for the first time; its body style would continue until 1990 wearing a “Caprice” badge.RELATED COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The last truck rolled out of Oshawa, Ontario’s 66-year-old GM plant todayvolkswagen/features/feature-story/these-are-the-8-best-factory-installed-interior-fabrics”>These are the 8 best factory-installed interior fabricsIn 1994, we saw the return of the V8-powered rear-wheel-drive sedan. However, it wouldn’t last, and the entire B-body production line – consisting of the Caprice, the Impala SS and the Buick Roadmaster – was discontinued in 1996, so that GM could build some SUVs. Sound familiar?The nameplate would return again in 1999, now sporting a front-wheel-drive layout based on the Lumina. The Impala was a shadow of the vehicle it used to be; even the V8 had been replaced with a V6, and although supercharged in some trims, it never lived up to the name.The ninth generation saw the return of the V8, but the reputational damage Chevrolet had wrought had taken its toll on the Impala. People were instead buying affordable SUVs with four-wheel-drive, good fuel economy and plenty of space for their children and groceries. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The Chevrolet Impala will be discontinued today, February 27, ending a 62-year production run.Starting life in 1958 as the highest trim for Chevy’s Bel Air model, the Impala gradually earned its place among the Cadillacs, Buicks and Oldsmobiles of the day. The name comes from the graceful African antelope, which also became the vehicle’s logo.The year 1959 very quickly saw the second-generation of the model, with the Impala becoming its own separate model. It was powered by either a “Blue Flame” six-cylinder or your choice of “Turbo Fire” or “Turbo Thrust” V8s. The tenth generation would be the last, with production ending on February 27, 2020. See More Videos Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSChevroletSedanNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” advertisement ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Doctors at Fortis Hospitals successfully treat a severe dengue struck patient

first_img News By salil sule on December 13, 2017 Share The team of doctors at Fortis Hospitals, Cunningham road, worked together towards treating 37-year-old who had brain damage and was in coma for 30 daysDoctors at Fortis Hospitals, Cunningham road successfully treated a 37-year-old male patient who was suffering from severe brain damage and coma as a result of dengue fever. The dengue fever had major problem causing brain damage leading on to coma. The team of doctors was led by Dr Nithin Kumar N, Consultant Neurologist at Fortis Hospitals, Cunningham road, worked together towards treating the patient with a good outcome.Deva, a railway employee, was suffering from fever for more than one week. When his consciousness deteriorated further, he was finally admitted into the emergency room at the hospital. After repeated fits or seizures, the patient slipped into coma. He was immediately put on the ventilator support and all required instructions were carried out, which included blood investigations, brain scan and spine fluid test. Investigations revealed that this patient had dengue infection. However, the MRI brain scan done showed severe brain injury in crucial parts of the brain.The usual treatment for patients with dengue which includes fever, hydration and supportive care was not of much help. With no recognised option left, doctors considered medication which can modulate the altered immune system which has been considered rarely in some patients in the past with a small chance of good outcome. With such brain lesions, the chance of recovery is usually considered as very poor. With the collective team work from the doctors at Cunningham road, this patient survived.Dr Kumar N, Consultant Neurologist at Fortis Hospitals, Cunningham road, said, “The case was complex and one of its kind as the patient’s brain lesions were unusual. The MRI of his brain showed pictures of dengue encephalitis, a rare manifestation of dengue fever, due to which his survival chances were minimal. However, we did not lose hope and continued the medications, even after being in coma for 30 days, with treatment of his immune system; he improved and was removed from the ventilator. He started showing positive signs like blinking and smiling. After few weeks’ time, he was removed from all forms of life support system. He became completely conscious by the mid of 5th week and started speaking coherently. He was recommended physiotherapy at home.”Surprisingly, patient started showing good response by two weeks after this therapy. He started opening his eyes, started moving his hands and gradually started following verbal commands. By the next two weeks, he was off the ventilator and was able to speak clearly with significant recovery in his mental functions. With rehabilitation he was even able to stand with support and take two to three steps during discharge. The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Doctors at Fortis Hospitals successfully treat a severe dengue struck patient Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19”center_img Related Posts MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Read Article Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care applast_img read more

Gov. Bullock Promotes Early Childhood Education During Visit to FVCC

first_imgEager students and teachers shared a well-balanced lunch with Gov. Steve Bullock at Flathead Valley Community College’s Early Childhood Center Thursday afternoon as part of the governor’s up-close look at an expanded learning program partially funded by the Stars preschool pilot initiative, a $6 million statewide investment created during last year’s legislative session.Bullock is in the midst of a tour of preschool facilities throughout Montana where he is touting the long- and short-term benefits of available and affordable early childhood education, an assessment the staff at ECC roundly applauded. There are currently 17 Stars-financed schools in Montana, what Bullock called “prototypes” to test publicly funded education for 4- and 5-year-old students, and a potential precursor to more widespread funding in the future.“What I’m hoping is that we’ll be able to take the experiences we have through that $6 million ­— which was kind of a one-time only, to say ‘what would this look like in Montana?’ — and talk to the legislators about making it a much greater investment,” Bullock said.At the start of the 2017 session, Bullock proposed $37 million in preschool funding, an amount he claims could have helped subsidize the education of half of the preschoolers in the state. The Stars program is Montana’s first public investment in its youngest students, Bullock said, making the state one of the last in the country to offer that support.“I’m hoping we’ll be able to figure out what the other 45 states already have,” he said. “That these are investments that we ought to be making.”After finishing his lunch of meatballs, rice and veggies, and receiving a dozen or so hand-made cards from students, Bullock met with the staff in charge of FVCC’s Early Childhood Center, which provides care for kids as young as 6 weeks old. The Stars grant provided the ECC with $150,000 in funding to pay for additional staff for 4- and 5-year-old students at the center, administrators said, and allows students to enjoy a more well-rounded educational experience that includes art, dance, music and even martial arts training. Improved student-to-teacher ratios (approximately 10-to-1) have also allowed more attention to be given to students with special needs in an effort to detect and treat problems at an early age, preventing, they said, those issues from snowballing into something more serious years later in the public school system.Kendall Brooks, the ECC’s preschool program coordinator, returned to the school this year thanks to the Stars grant and said teaching life skills in preschool gives students a much greater chance of educational success once they age out of the program.“This is when they learn coping mechanisms and how to regulate their bodies and how to handle a situation they’re uncomfortable in,” Brooks said. “This is where you learn how to negotiate, how to trade, how to be a good person and have those skills.”The Early Childhood Center enrolls students from throughout the local community, with preference given to parents who are FVCC students, and administrators said a long waiting list exists to be admitted to the program, not unlike other preschools around the state. ECC does offer need-based financial aid to some families, but there are significant financial challenges the parents of preschoolers face, too. Bullock’s staff claimed the average annual cost for a 4-year-old to attend preschool in Montana is $7,900 but Bullock and the staff at the ECC agreed that investing in education at a young age would save money down the road.“Even in a tough budget time, it’s that much more important to double-down on these investments because of the long-term impacts,” Bullock said. “We need to make sure that these kids have every opportunity to succeed throughout school and it’s a lot harder to do without a quality preschool program.”For more information on the Early Childhood Center, visit www.fvcc.edu/student-support/early-childhood-center/[email protected] Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

Meeting tonight in support of Carrigans postmistress

first_imgNewsx Adverts WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Twitter LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Facebookcenter_img Google+ A public meeting is taking place in Carrigans this evening in support of local postmistress Bernie Moore, who is having her contract terminated by An Post. The termination of the contrsct is being linked to an armed raid at the premises in February of last year.Over 700 residents have already signed a petition, after Ms Moore attended a hearing to appeal the contract withdrawl in March.Also present at that hearing, at Ms Moore’s request, was Councillor Frank Mc Brearty.Speaking on today’s Shaun Doherty Show, Cllr Mc Brearty said he believes she is being scapegoated, and An Post is using her ordeal to close down the post office as a money saving exercise……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/0000frank3pm.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleCWC concerned at plan to wind down CDPsNext articleMalin Head coastguard search turns out to be a hoax News Highland WhatsApp Meeting tonight in support of Carrigans postmistress Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project By News Highland – May 31, 2010 Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restoredlast_img read more