NFL’s Redskins launch live predictive gaming show

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Washington Redskins NFL American football franchise has linked up with its local NBC Sports affiliate to launch an interactive, predictive gaming live television presentation of its four pre-season games.‘Predict the Game’ will feature free-to-play contests where fans can win up to $1,000 and other prizes in each quarter of the game.Fans will be tasked with predicting various game and player performance outcomes through a series of questions that will appear on screen, alongside real-time statistics and information.Supporters will accumulate points for making selections and correct predictions, with the top eligible scorer at the end of each quarter winning or sharing the $1,000 prize. Players will also be selected at random to win other prizes, such as game tickets and official memorabilia.The interactive games will be shown exclusively on NBC Sports Washington Plus, beginning with the Redskins’ pre-season game at the Cleveland Browns tomorrow (August 8).Read the full story on iGB North America.Image: Erik Drost 7th August 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address The Washington Redskins NFL American football franchise has linked up with a local NBC Sports affiliate to launch an interactive, predictive gaming live television presentation of its four pre-season games. Sports betting Tags: Mobile Online Gambling NFL’s Redskins launch live predictive gaming show Topics: Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: USlast_img read more

National Breweries Plc 2009 Annual Report

first_imgNational Breweries Plc ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about National Breweries Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Breweries Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Breweries Plc (  2009 annual report.Company ProfileNational Breweries Plc produces, packages and markets traditional sorghum beer products in Zambia. Popular variants of its opaque beer are Chibuku Shake-Shake and Chibuku Super. The Chibuku beer brands are packaged in cartons and returnable plastic bottles and distributed through a nationwide network. The world-leading brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, has a 70% majority shareholding in National Breweries but the company is considering sharing a controlling stake to Delta Corporation which is one of the largest holding companies in Zimbabwe by market value. National Breweries is a subsidiary of Zambia Breweries Plc which was previously majority-owned by SAB Miller. National Breweries Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Marketing Strategy: For Effective Fundraising

first_img  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Marketing Strategy: For Effective Fundraising AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Work to be done on STAAR scoresTeacher shortage may be factor

first_img Pinterest Local News By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter Previous articleOHS Carroll Baseball 08Next article2019 Presidential Scholars logo.jpg Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp ECISD logo wide Although officials were pleased with Ector County Independent School District’s progress on preliminary STAAR results for fifth- and eighth-graders, they acknowledge there is still more work to do and steps are being taken to shore up scores.Students took the first round of STAAR tests in reading and math April 9 and 10. This initial set of results represents just four of 22 STAAR tests that will be given this spring across content areas and in grades third through 11.Fifth and eighth grade students who did not meet the minimum passing standard of “approaches grade level,” will have a chance to retake the test this month during the second of three administrations.Early overall results saw increases in eighth-grade math and fifth-grade reading. Eighth-grade math increased from 50 percent in 2018 to 55 percent in 2019.Fifth-grade reading increased by one point from 63 percent in 2018 to 64 percent this year. Eighth-grade reading stayed the same at 59 percent, while fifth grade math fell two points from 74 percent in 2018 to 72 percent in 2019.In a comparison of the performance of the same group of students from one year to the next (referred to as a cohort) the results show growth in all four areas.Eighth-grade math rose to 55 percent, a 9 percent increase compared to how the students performed in seventh grade in 2018.Eighth-grade reading rose to 59 percent — an 8 percent increase —compared to their seventh-grade scores, and fifth graders increased by s6 percent in math (73 percent) and reading (64 percent) from their fourth grade scores in 2018.An area that is particularly pleasing to district officials is the increase in the percentage of students reaching the “meets grade level” and “masters grade level” performance standards.  One of the district and board goals is to increase the percentage of students scoring “meets grade level” to meet or exceed state averages by 2024, a news release from the district said.Accountability results are released by the Texas Education Agency in August.Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Lilia Nanez said the week of May 13 that ECISD was in the middle of the final testing cycle.She said the recent preliminary results confirm that what they’ve focused on has made a difference.“We are really focused in on making growth, or helping students grow for every content area and grade level and the cohort data shows growth,” Nanez said.Cohort data shows how a group of students performed last year compared to how those same students performed in the current year.Nanez said ECISD has been focusing on getting more students to achieve at the “meets” level on STAAR, which means grade level or higher.“We don’t consider ‘approaches.’ The state considers it passing, but technically they’re below grade level, so we’ve really been focusing on getting more kids at the ‘meets’ level so we’ve seen some gains there at the ‘meets’ level,” she added.However, the district still below the state level.In math, last year’s fifth-graders scored 41 percent at the “meets” level. This year, they were at 42 percent for math. The state level was 56 percent.In eighth grade math, 22 percent were at “meets” this year, up from 16 percent in 2018. The state rate for meets was 55 percent in eighth-grade math.In fifth-grade reading, ECISD had 36 percent at the “meets” level and it was the same in 2018.The state was at 51 percent “meets” for fifth-grade reading.In eighth-grade reading, 32 percent were at the “meets” standard, compared to 26 percent in 2018. The state had 53 percent at “meets” for eighth-grade reading.“We’re significantly below the state average, which is worrisome but we’re working really hard to make gains,” Nanez said.Executive Director of Secondary Education Robert Cedillo said math and English language arts/reading are subject areas that need improvement.“As a district, we implemented the short-cycle assessments, which lends itself to evaluating data and adjusting our teaching strategies in a timely manner to meet the needs of the students. That alone was a big step towards student learning,” Cedillo said in an email.The next two objectives are to support teachers and build effectiveness.“What does that look like? To support teachers, we want to build a master schedule within our school day where teachers have time to learn, collaborate and build their knowledge in curriculum and assessment. The goal is to build that time on a daily basis, or as frequent as possible. We want to truly build a learning and team environment, especially for our new teachers,” Cedillo said.On effectiveness, Cedillo wrote that the district is working to refine its teaching and learning process, specifically with short-cycle assessments.“The short cycle assessments allow us to diagnosticate and identify the needs of our students and re-teach based off the assessment data. The beauty of the short-cycle assessments — it’s short, the data can be evaluated quickly and (turned around) back to students.  When teachers start to see that their students are learning from their mistakes after the re-teach, that’s when the teachers begin to feel effective. The re-teach is extremely critical. That’s when students — or anyone for that matter — learns the most (when we learn from our mistakes). We in ECISD have great teachers who already have this practice in place; it’s just of matter of streamlining it across the district,” he said.“These two items work hand in hand. If teachers have a team of colleagues they can learn from, evaluate standards with, study assessments and data on a frequent basis, teachers will feel supported and feel effective, which in turn will lead to student learning,” Cedillo added.  Nanez noted that 265 teacher vacancies has been a factor in STAAR scores.“I don’t like to blame, but I think the fact that we have a lot of teachers that are not certified that’s a big issue. If you’re a long-term sub, we may have some long-term subs that stay for the long haul, but teaching is hard and when you are not under contract, you can just not come so we do have like a revolving door of subs that we’re having to train, and then retrain, and then retrain, so I’m not blaming it all on that, but it is big factor,” Nanez said.“We don’t have the people that have that content knowledge to deliver that instruction. That’s the biggest challenge that I see that we face,” she added.Nanez said all of the Permian Basin is experiencing the teaching shortage.“There are teacher shortages all over the country, all over the state, but not to this degree. When we do find quality long-term subs, we work with them. Our content people work with them. We have lesson plans that we provide for the subs,” she said.There are several programs in place or being implemented for the district to grow its own teachers.It’s been five months since Nanez started at ECISD.“… I’m really proud of the entire leadership team, campus leadership team, C&I (curriculum and instruction). They’ve just really, really worked hard so we’re making steps toward the direction where we want to go but nowhere are we satisfied yet,” she said.Nanez noted that short-cycle assessments are now in place to help monitor student progress.“Our data process is in place and we’re just refining our PLC (Professional Learning Communities) process now to make sure that we’re discussing the right things during that quality time that we spend talking about student achievement and moving kids forward,” Nanez said. “We’re rebooting that professional learning training next year,” she added. “There’s a framework that we follow. There are four essential questions that we need to address during a professional learning community meeting and we want to make sure that we target … those four questions. We haven’t had training in the district in many years, so we’re going to reboot that.”Those four essential questions are what are we supposed to teach? How do we teach it? What do we do we when students don’t learn what’s being taught? And what do teachers do they do learn it?Deputy Superintendent Stephanie Howard said results drive professional development.“They drive your focus areas going into the next year, and then from the student perspective, it drives what it is that specific student needs. If they wind up going to summer school because of a third administration, that’s very specific to what the student needs and they work specifically with the students whether it’s individually, or (in) groups of students on the specific areas they’re struggling with,” Howard said.The first and second administration count in state accountability, but the third administration does not.“It counts for the student, but not for the school or the district,” Howard said. Twittercenter_img Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Work to be done on STAAR scoresTeacher shortage may be factor TAGS  Facebooklast_img read more

Post Office protest getting underway in Letterkenny

first_img Previous articleCRA welcomes extension of HPV vaccine to teenage boysNext articleMcSharry breaks fourth Irish Senior record in three days News Highland Twitter Pinterest Google+ Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Homepage BannerNews Post Office protest getting underway in Letterkenny DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img By News Highland – December 8, 2018 WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows A group of community activists from Gweedore are calling on the people of Donegal to join a protest outside the Main Post Office in Letterkenny which is getting underway this morning.The group is protesting the closure of rural post offices across the country.A number of Post Offices have closed already in Donegal with further closures imminent.Councillor Mícheál Choilm MacGiolla Easbuig has called on those attending to set aside political allegiances and to unite against the loss of services and jobs in rural Donegal. WhatsApplast_img read more

Figures show women’s pay still well below men’s

first_imgFigures show women’s pay still well below men’sOn 29 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. • The Government is examining research that found women earn significantlyless than men.The research, Women’s Incomes Over the Lifetime, was carried out by DrKatherine Rake a lecturer in social policy at the London School of Economicsfor the Government’s Women’s Unit.Dr Rake found a woman leaving school with no qualifications forgoes nearly£200,000 over a lifetime by virtue of being female. For a woman with GCSEs, thefigure is nearly £250,000 while for a woman with a degree and professionalcareer it is £143,000.The so-called female forfeit is reduced in the case of professional women,but they still earn significantly less than their male counterparts.Minister for Women Margaret Jay has pledged to consider measures to reducethe gap in Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Raiders sign former Salt Lake Stallions receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed former Alliance of American Football league receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El. April 8, 2019 /Sports News – Local Raiders sign former Salt Lake Stallions receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El Tags: Alliance of American Football/De’Mornay Pierson El/Oakland Raiders/Salt Lake Stallions Pierson-El had 36 catches for 414 yards and one touchdown in eight games with Salt Lake of the AAF before signing with the Raiders on Monday. He previously spent time with the Washington Redskins and in the CFL. Pierson-El had 100 catches for 1,309 yards and 11 TDs in 43 games in college at Nebraska. Written by Associated Presslast_img

National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 24

first_imgThe League of Women Voters of Cape May County will have a representative at the Ocean City Public Library lecture hall, 1735 Simpson Ave. from 4 to 7 p.m. to answer questions about voting in New Jersey and to provide voter registration forms and applications for a vote by mail ballot.To be eligible to vote in New Jersey, you must be registered at least 21 days before any election in which you wish to cast a ballot.If you are eligible to vote and have not yet registered this is an excellent opportunity to do so. For more information contact Steve at [email protected]last_img

Featured Rental: Dec. 22

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Krispy Kreme reveals plan to double UK stores

first_imgBy Patrick McGuiganIconic US doughnut brand Krispy Kreme plans to double its number of stores in the UK in the next five years and increase sales through Tesco, as part of a massive £12m expansion plan.The company, which launched in the UK in 2003 and currently operates 42 stores, intends to open a further 40 outlets in the next five years, starting with a factory shop in Bristol in August, after securing a £12m lending facility from Santander. It also plans to double the number of Tesco stores it supplies, from its current base of 180 outlets.”We went from zero to 40 shops between 2003 and 2009, but decided to take a break in 2009 because of the economic climate,” chief financial officer Rob Hunt told British Baker. “We actually had quite a good year in 2009 from a trading perspective, which has given us confidence to continue the expansion.”Rather than using a central production unit, Krispy Kreme’s ring doughnuts are made in regional factory shops large retail outlets comprising a 25-30 cover café and manufacturing facility that is visible to customers. These sites make fresh doughnuts each day, which are delivered to other smaller Krispy Kreme shops and Tesco stores in the local area.The company currently has eight factory shops in the UK and aims to open a further 10, at a rate of two a year, with Scotland being a target in 2011, followed by the north east, Yorkshire and the East Midlands.Krispy Kreme UK saw sales increase by 3.5% to £30m in the year to 31 January 2010. Profits hit £1m, up from an underlying loss of £500,000 the previous year.last_img read more