Biden administration to survey schools on COVID-19 impact

first_imgThe Biden administration says it will soon begin collecting data from thousands of U.S. schools to find out how they have been affected by the pandemic. Led by the Education Department, the effort will collect monthly data from 7,000 schools on a range of topics related to COVID-19. It’s the first federal effort to gather data on the pandemic’s impact on education. President Joe Biden called for the data in a Jan. 21 executive order on school reopening. The Trump administration declined to collect data on the subject. The data will provide a national look at schools’ operating status, including how many are offering remote learning.last_img

Arsene Wenger rules out Arsenal move for Chelsea captain John Terry

first_imgArsene Wenger believes John Terry remains a great player but has ruled out making a shock move for the Chelsea captain. Wenger spoke warmly about the former England captain but said he would not follow up the signing of goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea by going after Terry. The Chelsea skipper has also said that he would not consider joining another English club, with the United States or China more likely destinations. Asked if he had any interest in signing Terry, Wenger said: “No, b ecause he is at the end of his career and he has spent his career at Chelsea. If he wants to play longer, I am sure he will play for Chelsea. “Loyalty works two ways. I always consider that I’m paid for my commitment to the club and I’m well paid so once it is over the club owes me nothing and I have to get on with my life and find another way. “I do not expect a reward because it is part of my contract.” Wenger believes the player has shown more than enough in his time with Chelsea to suggest he has a bright future on and off the field. “He was not only a great player, he certainly still is, but he was also a great coach on the pitch,” he added. “I saw him here once at London Colney playing with the under-21s and the way he coached the team as a player was absolutely marvellous. Press Association “He was a real leader and he had a great career as well, let’s not forget that. That’s never a coincidence. The guys who last such a long time have something special. “He was the symbol of cohesion inside Chelsea’s club because him, (Frank) Lampard, (Didier) Drogba and Cech were the players who carried the club’s values for long periods. When you lose players like that you’re always in danger. “I see a coaching career in his future, certainly. He will remain in football, I’m sure.” While Terry’s surprise announcement was not a plea to be snapped up in the closing hours of the transfer window, it has been one of the biggest stories in what has been a quiet January in terms of signings. The Gunners’ signing of midfielder Mohamed Elneny from Basle has proved to be one of the most eye-catching transfers of a quiet month. Most of the deals have been concluded by those teams looking to secure their top-flight status, with Newcastle, Norwich and Bournemouth among the biggest spenders. Wenger said at the start of January that he was expecting plenty of money to be spent but there has been a lack of major deals. Speaking at his press conference ahead of Tuesday’s match at home to Southampton, the Frenchman said: “The whole period was much quieter than I expected. I thought there would be much more activity but finally it has been quite and the fact we are all here means it is still quiet.” While not completely ruling out any further additions to his ranks, Wenger’s tongue-in-cheek response to making a late deal suggests he knows no incomings are likely. “100 per cent is difficult to say, but 99 per cent sure, yes,” he said of any deadline day recruitment. “A miracle can always happen, someone can knock on your door and if (Lionel) Messi knocks on my door at 10 to six tonight, I will not say ‘please go back to Barcelona!'” There could yet be a couple of temporary departures as Wenger is hopeful of loaning out both Serge Gnabry and Mathieu Debuchy before the window closes on Monday evening. The 36-year-old revealed on Sunday that he expects to leave the Blues in the summer having been told he will not be offered a new contract at the club. Terry has been at Stamford Bridge since the age of 14 and has won no fewer than 16 major honours with Chelsea. The west London club issued their own statement on Sunday night in which they said a contract extension could yet be offered. last_img read more

Super Bowl commercials 2019: Watch the best ads from Super Bowl 53

first_img“CBS Corp., which will broadcast the big game from Atlanta on Feb. 3, is selling 30-second commercials for $5.1 million to $5.3 million, people familiar with the matter said. That’s roughly the same price as last year, when Comcast Corp.’s NBC sold them for $5.24 million, according to research firm Kantar Media.”Some companies ran teasers and even released their ads early to generate buzz on social media and get more bang for their buck. From Bud Light to Olay and everything in between, here’s a collection of the best commercials that ran during the big game in 2019 to discuss around the water cooler Tuesday.MORE: Breaking down the ‘NFL100′ commercial frame by framePepsi Super Bowl adBudweiser Super Bowl adOlay skin care Super Bowl adHyundai Super Bowl adStella Artois Super Bowl adMercedes-Benz Super Bowl adMr. Peanut Super Bowl adBubly Super Bowl adAmazon Super Bowl adDoritos Super Bowl adM&M’s Super Bowl adMichelob ULTRA Super Bowl adMichelob ULTRA Pure Gold Super Bowl adAvocados from Mexico Super Bowl adBON & VIV Spiked Seltzer Super Bowl adBumble Super Bowl adColgate Total Super Bowl adExpensify Super Bowl adPringles Super Bowl adKia Super Bowl ad Super Bowl 53 didn’t exactly inspire excitement on the field, so the brands that ponied up for commercials during the big game got a bang for their buck.A 30-second ad during the Super Bowl cost around $5 million this year, according to Bloomberg News. Devour Super Bowl adYellow Tail Super Bowl adVerizon Super Bowl adToyota Super Bowl adBud Light “Corn Syrup” adTo be clear, Bud Light is not brewed with corn syrup, and Miller Lite and Coors Light are.— Bud Light (@budlight) February 3, 2019″Game of Thrones”/Bud Light adThe Bud Light and @GameofThrones worlds collide #ForTheThrone. Literally.— Bud Light (@budlight) February 4, 2019T-Mobile “What’s for dinner?” ad🌮 What 🌮 is 🌮 everyone 🌮 eating 🌮 next 🌮 Tuesday?! 🌮Free tacos with @TacoBell for #TMobileTuesdays customers. #AreYouWithUs— T-Mobile (@TMobile) February 4, 2019The Twilight Zone Super Bowl adWhat dimension are you even in? 🌀Witness the extended cut of the debut @TheTwilightZone promo featuring @JordanPeele. #TheTwilightZone— The Twilight Zone (@TheTwilightZone) February 4, 2019 NFL “100 years” Super Bowl adThe all-time greatest, most competitive NFL players gathered for the #NFL100 gala. What could possibly go wrong?— NFL (@NFL) February 4, 2019 Burger King Super Bowl adthe whopper’s out of the bag. keep eating like Andy. #EatLikeAndy— Burger King (@BurgerKing) February 4, 2019Avengers Super Bowl ad”Some people move on. But not us.” Watch the brand new Marvel Studios’ #AvengersEndgame spot that aired during the Big Game. See the film in theaters April 26.— The Avengers (@Avengers) February 3, 2019Washington Post Super Bowl adBecause knowing empowers us.Knowing helps us decide.Knowing keeps us free.#democracydiesindarkness— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 4, 2019last_img read more

TD: ‘White Collar Crime’ plan won’t see too many criminals losing sleep

first_imgSinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has said that the new Government plan to tackle white collar crime “won’t see any white collar criminals losing any sleep.” The Departments of Justice, Finance, and Business Enterprise and Innovation have collaborated to publish a list of twenty-eight actions with the goal of combating white collar crime, as well as the introduction of an anti-corruption bill.The Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement has also been declared as an independent agency. Deputy Doherty says that this plan however, will fail to deliver the cultural and legal change required.Deputy Doherty said: “This cut and paste job from a government whose Programme didn’t even mention white collar crime, we won’t see any white collar criminals losing any sleep.“I can only presume it’s meant to be some sort of response to the tracker mortgage scandal but there is nothing in the plan that would make any of the bankers responsible for the scandal any more accountable.“Likewise, the plan includes looking at the Banking Inquiry recommendations but they are weak and arrived at through a very narrow legal focus. “The plan simply would not have prevented the banking crash or even seen any more of its perpetrators held accountable in a Court.“The issue of reckless lending is not mentioned, there is nothing about individuality accountability and even issues raised by the Central Bank like the need for a new offence of giving misleading information to the Central Bank are not addressed. Class Action suits are not mentioned despite the obvious need for them in light of the tracker scandal.“In short, the plan is a flop. It will not bring about the cultural and legal changes the State needs.“This cut and paste job is a scrambled together photo-op for four Ministers; it is not a serious attempt at radical reform.“The government has shirked the responsibility of doing the hard work, the forensic analysis of what is required. The first five actions all relate to one piece of legislation while others are about implementing EU directives already overdue or responding to international moves as we are obliged to do.“After today, I am more convinced than ever before that this government does not have the political will to do the hard work on this issue. The tracker scandal has forced them to cobble together a report but it fails far short of what is needed.” TD: ‘White Collar Crime’ plan won’t see too many criminals losing sleep was last modified: November 5th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Pearse Dohertywhite collar crimelast_img read more