Motorists Reminded to Stop for School BusesAUGUST 7TH, 2018 MITCH ANGLE INDIANAWith students heading back to school this week, Indiana State Police are reminding drivers to stop for school buses to ensure the safety of the children loading on and off.Every year in the United States, children are injured and killed walking to and from school and while loading and/or unloading from a school bus. School buses remain the safest means of transportation for children, but ISP want motorists to do their part in making sure children can get to and from school safely.ISP say they receive complaints on an almost daily basis from school bus drivers, parents, and concerned citizens about motorists not stopping for buses when they’re required.School bus drivers activate the buses flashing amber/yellow lights when stopping to load or unload children. When drivers see the flashing lights, they should slow down and prepare to stop. Once the bus comes to full stop and the stop arm is extended, drivers are required to stop and not pass the school bus.Below are examples to help motorists understand when they are required by law to stop:Two-Lane Roadways, which include most state highways, county roads and most city streetsIf a school bus stops on a two lane road and the red flashing lights are activated and the stop arm is extended, all motorists MUST stop.Multi-Lane Roadways with NO Barrier between LanesExamples: SR 662, SR 62 between Chandler and Boonville, Covert Avenue, Morgan Avenue, SR 261 between SR 66 and Fuquay Road and North Green River Road north of Morgan Avenue.When a school bus stops on a multi-lane roadway without a barrier and the red flashing lights are activated and the stop arm is extended, all motorists MUST stop.Multi-Lane Roadway with a Grassy and or Concrete BarrierExamples: US 41, Lloyd Expressway, SR 62 in Posey County, SR 66 in Warrick County between Evansville and Spencer County.A person who disregards a school bus stop arm commits a Class A Infraction and could receive a maximum fine of $10,000. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
To the Editor:The state audit of the Bayonne Board of Education books has been completed, and according to the state auditor, “money is not missing.” My question as a taxpayer and employee of the Bayonne Board of Education is when will the Board of Education issue an apology to Mr. Will Lawson, former President of the Board of Education; Dr. Patricia L. McGeehan, former Superintendent of Schools; and Mr. Leo Smith, current Business Manager. Accusations were made against these individuals. The audit proves those accusations were false. Please make amends to those whose personal lives and reputations were damaged and let us move on and work together for the benefit of the children of Bayonne. MARGUERITE E. SIMPSON
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Beyoncé, who is 7th in line to the presidency, yesterday performed a great rendition of The Star Spangled Banner at the Inauguration, “performed” being the key word — she lip synched the whole deal.One, or both of those statements may be false, but the New York Post claims Princess Bey indeed sang over a pre-recorded version of herself, even after dramatically ripping the earpiece out of her ear in a “I am Empress Beyoncé. With an é. I don’t need no stinkin’ earpiece” manner.What do you think? Was it lip synched. (Lip sunq. Lip sunqed? Lip saaanqued?)(And we know… Many of you DON’T CARE OH MY GOD WHO CARES OBAMA’S FROM ZIMBABWE WE HAVE 172928 WARS 2ND AMENDMENT AAAAAAAAH! …. This isn’t for you.)
(WBNG)– With the start date for a potential fall sports season just over one month away, parents of athletes are growing frustrated with the unknowns. “I am in full support of students being able to play,” said Sexton. “I also think it should be left up to individual parents and athletes.” Sexton’s son Parker is a three-sport athlete. He is waiting to see if he’ll be able to begin his senior football season next month. “I don’t think the end decision should be up to the governor or the state,” she said. “I think a lot of responsibility also goes back on us to make sure we’re taking care of our student athletes,” she said. Sexton said she is confident schools and teams will implement policies to keep kids healthy and safe, but added the responsibility should be shared between parents, schools and coaches. “Anytime you step on the field or court there’s going to be a risk to injury,” said Merrick. “This is no different.” Ava plays volleyball in the fall, and Merrick also says she believes the decision should be left up to parents. “It’s that little bit of a carrot dangled in front of them that says hey, let’s work just a little bit harder to get to where you need to be to do the things you want to do in life,” said Sexton. Chenango Forks mother of four Pennie Merrick agrees. Merrick made a difficult decision this summer to let her 13-year-old daughter Ava play softball after recognizing it was best for her mental health. Merrick said the benefits of letting Ava play softball this summer outweighed the risks. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association said the state has not provided guidance or a timeline to determine whether or not the season will begin on September 21. Sexton said playing sports or being involved in extracurricular activities provides an outlet and pushes kids to do better in school. “You’re trying to make plans but you don’t know what you’re planning for or when you’re planning for it,” said Spencer-Van Etten mom Heather Sexton. “She was becoming very withdrawn,” said Merrick. “And at that point, we decided this was a decision that needed to be made whether we were gonna take the risk of COVID, versus whether we needed to get her back out there.”
Today many parents are pushing their children to choose one sport and go with it. Most of this is motivated by the dream of their child receiving a Division I scholarship. There is a very apparent flaw in this thinking. Very few kids get Division I scholarships. What does this mean to the child and the parents?To the child, it means they never get to experiment with a wide range of sporting choices. They are pushed into one sport as early as 4 or 5 years of age. What if your parent chose football, and at the age of 16 you weigh 75 pounds? Wrong sport!!On the other side of the coin, some parents spend upward of $10,000 a year going to all kinds of practices, tournaments, and national events. Each new year this process starts over. Again, what if your young athlete begins to dislike this sport or is not good at it? Where are you? Why not let them try several sports when they are young and see what they are good at and what they enjoy? After all, it is their sport, not yours.
Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, criticized the judge in charge of his tax evasion hearing on Monday, saying he’s being prosecuted because of his superstar status.Standing in front of Judge Mónica Gómez Ferrer at the Pozuelo de Alarcon court in Madrid, Ronaldo said: “If I wasn’t called Cristiano Ronaldo I wouldn’t be sat here.”Judge Mónica Gómez Ferrer responded saying: “You are mistaken. Plenty of anonymous people have sat where you are,”“You are under investigation for an alleged financial crime based on the evidence provided and upon which it is my duty to make a ruling.”32-year-old Ronaldo, who have since denied the charges, stood his ground, restating that: “No, no. All of this is happening because I am Cristiano Ronaldo.”Ronaldo was accused of evading €14.7m($17.3m) in tax by the Spanish tax authority, which says Ronaldo took “advantage of a company structure created in 2010 to hide income generated in Spain from his image rights from tax authorities.A crime they termed “voluntary and conscious breach of his fiscal obligations in Spain”.Ronaldo, the worlds highest earning athlete, joins the long list of football stars that has been charged with tax evasion crimes by the Spanish tax authority.RelatedTax Evasion – Ronaldo Tells Court He Wants England ReturnAugust 5, 2017In “England”Tax Evasion – Cristiano Ronaldo Booed, Avoid Reporters After Court HearingJuly 31, 2017In “Europe”Cristiano Ronaldo Out Of El ClasicoJuly 29, 2017In “Europe”
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho denied that his job is on the line as his team prepares to take on Valencia in a testing Champions League fixture on Tuesday.Mourinho, who has been under the hammer after United’s disastrous to the campaign, feels that his job is safe but some of his players care more about the club and what is happening than others.United have struggled to put together good performances and have collected just 10 points from their first seven Premier League games and have also been knocked out of the League Cup by second-tier club Derby County.The tumultuous start has also been reflecting off the field as reports of the manager and the mercurial Paul Pogba having a bad relationship have dominated the headlines ever since. Mourinho has been extremely critical of the Frenchman and also stripped him off vice-captaincy. Since then, many are also of the belief that he has lost his dressing room and the third season syndrome is back.They did, however, secure an easy 3-0 victory over Young Boys in their first Champions League group match and on Tuesday, Mourinho’s team will have to face a much tougher opponent in Valencia.But the Portuguese coach was in a confident mood on Monday and when asked at a news conference if he felt his job was on the line, he simply answered: “No, I don’t.”Media reports following United’s 3-1 league defeat at West Ham United on Saturday linked former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane with Mourinho’s job.advertisementAsked if he had spoken to the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward following Saturday’s loss, Mourinho gave a tetchy reply.”That’s a private matter. I’m not asking you who did you speak with yesterday or this morning, who was your last phone call, that’s a private matter. I’m not going to answer it,” he said.The West Ham defeat drew sharp criticism from defender Luke Shaw who said United needed to take responsibility for the “horrendous” result.Mourinho said it was down to more than just the players to turn the situation around.”The performance on the pitch is the consequence of many factors,” he said.”Luke Shaw for example said ‘we players on the pitch have to give more’. I like that perspective but I don’t agree totally. Everyone at the club has a role to play. The kit man, the nutritionist. I have a role to play, everyone has a role to play.”I think that some care more than others,” he added.Tuesday’s match at Old Trafford could be a good opportunity for United to bounce back against a Valencia side who have one win in eight matches in all competitions this season, although that came against Real Sociedad on Saturday.United go into the game depleted as Ashley Young picked up an injury during the loss at West Ham, while Marcos Rojo, Ander Herrera and Jesse Lingard are also sidelined.Midfielder Nemanja Matic said the West Ham defeat was one of his worst games for United.”Everyone has a responsibility,” he said. “We have spoken between us and we know the situation is not good and we can do better. Everyone is trying to do more for the team.”Tomorrow is a great chance to do that against a big team. I expect everyone will give more and be more concentrated.”(With inputs from Reuters)