Videos spur talks on technology policies

first_imgWhile social networking Web sites have caused many problems, Salerno said parents and students are more aware of the potential for bad behavior and some of the danger that these Web sites can attract. School officials acknowledge that policing Web activity is difficult. If district equipment was used, then it is easier to fix the situation. More often though, students post and update their user profiles on their home computers. And most school districts are not actively looking at student profiles; school administrators often become alerted to a situation when someone complains. Officials have to balance the rights of students to express themselves online with the safety of students exposed to ridicule, said Cindy Bird, assistant superintendent for Bassett Unified. Some administrators are concerned that students are not respecting the privacy of their peers. “It is our responsibility to educate students to be responsible citizens,” Kennedy said. Officials add that monitoring behavior of faculty is difficult and they rely on principals and vice principals to be on alert if a teacher mistreats students. School districts, including El Monte Union High School, Baldwin Park and Glendora Unified, require students to sign a contract where they agree to use district equipment only for education-related projects. Web sites like MySpace and YouTube can’t be accessed on school computers; education sites or news sites can be viewed. Officials are concerned they could be hit with a situation of unsuspecting teachers finding video of themselves online. Many noted there is a heightened awareness among faculty of electronic gadgets, but the districts can only be vigilant to a certain point. “This could happen in any city,” Salerno said. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Many San Gabriel Valley school districts have adopted technology and electronics policies over the last few years in response to students’ increasing reliance on cell phones and Web sites to communicate with each other. After unflattering videos of some Southern California high school teachers began appearing on the Web site YouTube, educators have been discussing what types of technology are allowed on campus and asking how districts can shield themselves from similar controversies. Cell phones with video recording devices ultimately led the Baldwin Park Unified School District to review its cell phone and technology policy in 2004, said Lynne Kennedy, associate superintendent. District officials saw students could potentially record testing information or videos of their peers and teachers. “We saw in the community that many people had cell phones and saw they could record anything,” Kennedy said. Some districts restrict cell phone use to before or after school and during lunch. During class time, cell phones must be turned off. Teacher permission is required if a student wants to record a lecture in many districts. IPods and other music devices are banned, largely because of the potential for the gadgets to be stolen. Many of the problems scrutinized by media outlets and facing administrators are related to social networking Web sites like MySpace. Postings on a student’s profile have led to fights, culminating in suspensions, said Nick Salerno, assistant superintendent for education services at El Monte Union High School District. last_img read more


first_imgA family has forgiven a speeding driver who almost killed their daughter when he caused an accident which left the 3 year old fighting for her life.Letterkenny court.Michael Doherty was just 25 when his jeep caused a crash with another car being driven by Liam Doherty in Clonmany, Inishowen in May, 2011. His daughter Cassie was severely injured in the crash with fractured vertebrae, a ruptured spleen and internal bleeding  and was left in a body cast for several weeks.She spent several days in Crumlin’s Children’s Hospital and then in Letterkenny General Hospital.Mr Doherty, now 28, and a stone sculptor, remembers nothing of the crash but pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing serious injury to the child.Although he remembers nothing of the crash, he accepted that he was speeding on the evening of the crash on May 15th.Garda Declan McBride told Letterkenny Circuit Court that Mr Doherty had crossed over to his wrong side of the road forcing Mr Doherty to take evasive action before crashing into a tree and bouncing back to strike the other vehicle.Garda McBride said Cassie Doherty, now 6, has made a full recovery and is a normal little girl.He also told the court that the little girl’s family wanted to tell the court that they held no ill feeling towards Michael Doherty.Indeed the court was told that Mr Doherty had suffered emotionally as a result of causing the little girl’s injuries.He had visited her in hospital and had brought her a teddy bear and apologised to the Doherty family.However, it was revealed to the court that Mr Doherty, who works for North West Memorials, has four previous convictions including one for dangerous driving.Judge Keenan Johnson said he was happy that little Cassie had made a full recovery and commended the courage shown by the Doherty family in forgiving Michael Doherty.He said he appreciated he was very remorseful and commended his actions in visiting little Cassie in hospital.He said “These were catastrophic injuries – a fracture to spine – but thankfully she has made a full recovery and that’s the main thing .“It is quite clear from the probation report that he has suffered enormous remorse. I am also impressed that he didn’t shy away and went to see her and it shows he has a human and caring nature.“He has accepted it is dangerous and I give him credit for that. I sincerely hope that Dohertys are able to move on and it seems they have.“There was the element of speed and it is obvious he was traveling too fast on a minor road. He lost control and result was a serious crash. However I am impressed by testimonials and it is clear he is a talented monumental sculptor. There is also a very low risk of reoffending and he is unlikely to see inside of courts again.”He jailed Doherty for four years but replaced it with 240 hours community service in lieu of the jail sentence.He also ordered him to do a Pro Social Drivers programme and disqualified him from driving for six years.FAMILY FORGIVE DANGEROUS DRIVER WHO ALMOST KILLED THEIR DAUGHTER was last modified: April 3rd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Cassie DohertycrashGarda Declan McBridejudge keenan johnsonLiam DohertyMichael Dohertylast_img read more

Report: Raiders reach deal to play 2019 season in San Francisco

first_imgClick HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.The Oakland Raiders will reportedly play their final season in the same city where it all began for them — San Francisco.In somewhat of a stunner, owner Mark Davis has reached a deal with the Giants to play the 2019 season at Oracle Park (formerly AT&T), NBC Bay Area’s Raj Mathai reported Sunday night.#BREAKING: #Raiders will play in San Francisco for 2019 season. Team reaches deal w/ #SFGiants to use #OraclePark …last_img read more

Keys to victory: Ateneo-La Salle Finals series

first_imgRead Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion And with that being said, here are INQUIRER’s keys to victory for this year’s UAAP Finals.Share the orangeRoster-wise, La Salle has arguably the better bunch.Ateneo, though, moves the ball better than the Green Archers with the Blue Eagles racking up an average of 17 assists in their previous two meetings.The Green Archers registered just 11.5 assists in the two elimination games played against Ateneo.ADVERTISEMENT Chot Reyes gets back at old foe MOST READ And those are the intangibles.Ateneo has a bone to pick with La Salle and not just because the two schools are archrivals in basketball.The Green Archers are the ones who derailed the Blue Eagles’ potential sweep of Season 80 and Ateneo still wants revenge from its Finals mishap in Season 79.La Salle, meanwhile, are hell-bent on taking its second straight title and prove that it’s still the ruling party despite having a worse eliminations record than Ateneo. 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Tagalog NPA Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Both teams got one win each in the eliminations against each other but expect the Blue Eagles to veer away from isolation sets in order to counter the Green Archers’ sheer physical might.And speaking of physical might…Power!There’s no question that Ben Mbala is the most dominating player in the UAAP for the past two seasons and his two MVP trophies attest to that.Mbala averaged 23 points, 16 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks against the Blue Eagles in the eliminations and quite frankly nobody on that Ateneo roster can stop the big man one-on-one.La Salle can afford to just throw the ball down to Mbala and leave him to work out against Ateneo’s defense, which usually gives him double and sometimes triple teams.When that happens, Mbala has the luxury of finding four open shooters or sometimes one big man open inside.Big men can shootThere was a time in the first round that Mbala fell in love with shooting the triple but against Ateneo he came away with four blanks.Ateneo’s bigs, however, have started to get comfortable with the long ball and Isaac Go, Chibueze Ikeh, and Vince Tolentino showed that in the Final Four against Far Eastern University. It’s that time of the year once more when families flock outside wearing matching-colored t-shirts as they catch-up with other families who are wearing the same clothes as they do.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Mom and dad jump in jubilation and the kids cheer with joy in their smiles and happiness in their eyes.Oh, this is not Christmas. It’s the UAAP Finals and it’s Ateneo vs. La Salle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe most ballyhooed rivalry in all of Philippine sports, the Blue Eagles face off against the Green Archers for the sixth time in the championship round and both teams have something to prove.La Salle wants to get its second straight title while Ateneo want to avenge its loss in Season 79. The Blue Eagle trio went a collective 5-of-12 from deep in Ateneo’s 88-84 win over the Tamaraws with Go getting owning three of those conversions.Go also proved that he can shoot the three in dire situations when he sent the game to overtime with a clutch triple.Ateneo’s newfound three-point touch can spell trouble for La Salle as it will force the likes of Mbala, Santi Santillan, and Justine Baltazar to close out in the perimeter leaving the paint open to cuts and drives.Press it and push itBoth teams have shown they can pressure the ball for the full 94 feet of the basketball floor and run it off for easy scoring opportunities.The Green Archers have the Mayhem defense while the Blue Eagles have whatever they call their pestering scheme.Ateneo has the slight edge in turnovers and points off turnovers in the two previous meetings against La Salle with the Blue Eagles turning the ball over 16.5 times while the Green Archers gave the rock away an average of 19.5 times.The Blue Eagles are also more adept at scoring quickly off their opponent’s miscues with 16.5 points off turnovers while the Green Archers are at 13 points.The unseen statsSure the stat sheets show just how much the two teams play, but there are far many aspects of the game that those legal-sized papers don’t show.last_img read more

Andy Murray stunned by Delbonis at Indian Wells

first_imgAndy Murray squandered a 4-1 lead in the third set before losing a tiebreaker to world number 53 Federico Delbonis and exiting the BNP Paribas Open third round 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(3) in California on Monday.World number two Murray let his commanding lead evaporate on a warm, windy day at Indian Wells and needed to break the Argentine left-hander in the 12th game just to force the tiebreaker, which Delbonis won 7-3. Delbonis took advantage of a series of Murray errors to run off the last five points of the decider to end the two hour, 46 minute struggle in Stadium 1.”Thanks to everybody here for such an amazing match. It was a very intense match , very passionate, I think,” the Argentine said.Delbonis, who reached the quarterfinals this year in Rio and Sao Paulo, varied his strategy against Murray and took advantage of some weakness in the Scot’s serve. Murray failed to register an ace and won less than 50 percent of his second serves.”I know it was a challenge,” said Delbonis. “I have to mix (my shots) all the time.”In the end, I can do my job and this is what I get.”It was a short appearance in only the second tournament of the year for Murray, who lost in the final of the Australian Open to world number one Novak Djokovic.Delbonis will meet Frenchman Gael Monfils in the fourth round after the 13th seed dispatched Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3. In another day match, 12th seed Milos Raonic of Canada advanced to the fourth round 6-3 3-0 when Australian Bernard Tomic retired in the second set.advertisementTomic had complained about an injured wrist before the match against the hard-serving Raonic, who will meet Czech Tomas Berdych in the fourth round. The sixth seed beat Croatian Borna Coric 6-1, 7-6(3).Eighth seed Richard Gasquet of France advanced past Ukraines Alexandr Dolgopolov 2-6, 6-2, 6-1. His fourth-round opponent will be Croatian Marin Cilic, who defeated Argentine Leonardo Mayer 6-4, 6-3.German David Goffin defeated Argentine Guido Pella 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 and will meet the winner of the late third-round match between third seed Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland and Russian Andrey Kuznetsov.last_img read more

Pep hopes Kun breaks record at home

first_imgSergio Agüero ‘At home would be better’ – Guardiola looking for Aguero to break City record at the Etihad Iain Strachan Last updated 2 years ago 05:44 23/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Sergio Aguero - cropped Getty Images Sergio Agüero Manchester City Manchester City v Crystal Palace Crystal Palace Premier League Guardiola The Argentine can become the club’s new record scorer if he nets a hat-trick on Saturday, but his manager sees no rush Pep Guardiola hopes Sergio Aguero can become Manchester City’s new record goalscorer in front of his home crowd, but the manager also feels the striker should not be overly concerned with individual accolades. Aguero needs three more goals to pass Eric Brook’s record of 177 strikes for City, and the Argentina international, who netted a hat-trick against Watford last weekend, could achieve the feat by plundering another treble at home to struggling Crystal Palace on Saturday.Leicester 16/5 to beat Liverpool Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Addressing the media before the match, Guardiola acknowledged the Etihad Stadium would be a fitting venue for the long-standing milestone to be passed. “The record is going to be broken, where, I don’t know,” he said. “Maybe at home would be better.”I’m not thinking about tomorrow [Saturday] that he is going to score three goals, just that we score one, we win the game, the team plays good and we will have more chances. “The focus is on playing good and if we play good, we will create chances to score goals. You have to provoke scoring more goals in the way that we play.”#CmonCity #ManCity— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) September 16, 2017Aguero was not named among the 15 forwards on the shortlist for this year’s FIFA FIFPro World XI, which is decided by the professional players.According to Guardiola, the former Atletico Madrid attacker has no need to be disappointed at missing out on selection. “Always I encourage my players to fight for [the] recognition of his team-mates,” he said.”So the best present is when you have the feeling that the team-mates love you and you feel you have helped them.”Recognition about the media and the prizes, that’s okay for 10 minutes, and then after that it disappears. So he’s not in the FIFPro this week, he will be in the next one. It doesn’t matter.”Guardiola will go up against a former England manager when Roy Hodgson brings his Palace side to the Etihad Stadium.RH: We need to take each game as it comes, cause the opposition as many problems as we can.#CPFC— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) September 22, 2017The former Barcelona boss, though, appears to have no intention of following the veteran’s example by moving into a nomadic career in international coaching. Asked if he would consider an offer from England’s Football Association, Guardiola said: “No, I don’t know what is going to happen in the future. I never expected to be in Germany or here now in England.”I think the national teams, especially the traditional national teams… in England, there was Fabio Capello and [Sven-Goran] Eriksson, but I believe the England manager has to be English and the Brazil manager be Brazilian, and Argentina an Argentinean. “They know the feeling more and the media respect their own nationality more than the foreign guys. It’s easier to settle, especially in the beginning.”There are expectations. Anything can happen, but in my mind now I’m so happy at City.”last_img read more

a month agoChelsea attacker Willian wanted by Juventus

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea attacker Willian wanted by Juventusby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea attacker Willian is wanted by Juventus.The Telegraph say the Turin club intends to move for the Brazilian next summer, when his contract with the Londoners expires.Willian’s agreement with Chelsea expires in the summer of 2020 – and so far negotiations for its extension have not been successful .The 31-year-old striker moved to Chelsea in 2013 from Anzhi. During his time with Chelsea, Willian has played 203 matches in the Premier League and scored 28 goals. last_img read more

$13 Million for Rio Cobre Groundwater Project

first_imgSome $13 million has been set aside in the 2013/14 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives, to continue work on the Water Resources Authority’s (WRA) Evaluating Groundwater Recharge in the Upper Rio Cobre Basin programme. The project seeks to assess the potential for water-related developments and the resource capacity to meet present and future demand, as well as the continuous updating of the National Water Resources Master Plan. The allocation for this fiscal year will go towards: providing additional training to other WRA staff members in the application of isotopes techniques in hydrology and the procurement of two battery operated pumps. The funds will also go towards the development of a database with new and existing information pertaining to the recharging of groundwater in the Rio Cobre, consisting of data and groundwater levels, spring and river discharge, isotopes, chemistry and meteorological parameters. Achievements up to February this year include: procurement of current meters and groundwater probes with rainwater collectors; conceptual model of groundwater recharge and flow in the Rio Cobre hydro geological system developed; training of WRA staff in the application of isotopes techniques in hydrology; first set of samples collected and sent to a laboratory in Austria for isotope analysis. The project, which is being administered through the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, began in April 2012, and is slated to end in March 2014. By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Pehlu Khan case Raj govt to set up SIT

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Rajasthan government on Friday said it will re-examine the Pehlu Khan case, in which a district court acquitted the six men accused of thrashing the dairy farmer on suspicion of cattle smuggling two years ago. Pehlu Khan, whose beating was captured on a mobile phone video used by Rajasthan police to identify his attackers, died of his injuries three days later. The state government will set up a Special Investigation Team or SIT that will look at police lapses in the investigation. In explaining its judgement, the Alwar district court, which gave the accused the benefit of doubt, highlighted the fact they had not been named in Pehlu Khan’s statement; the names were added two years later. The court also pointed out that an identification parade had not been held.last_img read more