CFAC OKs $150 million for education funding; McGeachin calls for delay but skips meeting to attend Trump fundraiser | Eye on Boise

CFAC, the governor’s Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee, voted unanimously today in favor of restoring the $99 million in school budget cuts and adding $50 million for Idaho families by tapping CARES Act funds, but Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, who skipped the meeting to attend a campaign fundraiser with Donald Trump Jr. in Stanley, submitted a letter calling for putting off the vote, saying it was “no small matter” and should be studied more. She was the only one to raise any objections.

Here’s the email McGeachin sent to her fellow CFAC members just 13 minutes before the start of today’s 1 p.m. meeting:

“Dear CFAC Members:

I am not able to participate in the meeting today, but I did want to express my concerns about the proposal before you today. Spending $150 million is no small matter and we have not had an opportunity to review fully the details of

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WCVB Channel 5 Presents “NewsCenter 5 Primetime: 5 On Education Matters”

WCVB Channel 5 Presents “NewsCenter 5 Primetime: 5 On Education Matters”

Wednesday, September 16, 8-8:30PM

BOSTON, MA – Tuesday, September 15, 2020 – Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 16 at 8PM, WCVB Channel 5 will air “NewsCenter 5 Primetime: 5 On Education Matters,” a half-hour primetime special hosted by NewsCenter 5 anchors Ed Harding and Maria Stephanos. With most schools in Massachusetts resuming classes this week, “NewsCenter 5 Primetime: 5 On Education Matters” takes a look at the differences in how districts across the state are tackling education in a pandemic and the disparities in tools and resources available to assist students and parents. The program also explores the challenges of transportation for in-school learning and the solutions in place; the rights of working parents struggling to find the balance between their jobs and their children working remotely; and medical experts explain what we know

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2K and Gearbox reveal Borderlands 3 next-gen support, new skill trees, split-screen play and more at PAX Online

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It’s been pretty much a year since Borderlands 3 burst onto the gaming scene, and whilst it may not have gathered up the enthusiasm of the entire gaming scene like the original game and Borderlands 2 did, it has still delivered a more than acceptable experience. But the key to any long-term success for any game is how the development and publishing teams amend things going forward, and with what 2K and Gearbox Software have revealed at PAX Online, there is huge reason to be excited for where Borderlands 3 is going.

So, how does full next-gen support, new Vault Hunter skill trees, additional add-on content, vertical split-screen and four-player local co-op sound? Well, that’s exactly what Borderlands 3 players will be getting in the near future.

You can check out the entire Borderlands 3 showcase right below these words, but for those in a rush, or prefering to

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Why the Market Is Booming and the Economy Is Struggling | Stock Market News

Why is the stock market going up when the economy is in trouble?

If you’re an investor, this question has likely been on your mind. After all, we’re in the middle of the scariest pandemic in a century. Some businesses are barely scraping by, while millions of unemployed Americans have relied on enhanced government programs to stay afloat – yet the markets are hitting new highs.

To understand the disconnect between the markets and the economy, it’s helpful to understand what defines the U.S. economic system and the stock market.

The economy is the system under which money, industry and commerce are organized. Economic health is measured by employment and production growth. The system in the U.S. is considered capitalistic, driven by supply and demand, with a mix of government involvement and socialist-type policies such as Social Security and Medicare.

The stock market refers to a public marketplace in which

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CK Hutchison Cuts 280 Jobs at U.K. Carrier Three

(Bloomberg) — CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd. is cutting about 280 jobs at British phone company Three under new Chief Executive Officer Robert Finnegan.

a group of people walking on a sidewalk: Pedestrians walk past an O2 mobile phone store, operated by Telefonica SA, left, and a Three mobile phone store, operated by Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., in Basildon, U.K., on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Li Ka-shing's Hutchison Whampoa agreed to acquire Telefonica's O2 unit, creating Britain's biggest wireless provider by customers and marking a milestone in the billionaire's efforts to remake the Hong Kong conglomerate.

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Pedestrians walk past an O2 mobile phone store, operated by Telefonica SA, left, and a Three mobile phone store, operated by Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., in Basildon, U.K., on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Whampoa agreed to acquire Telefonica’s O2 unit, creating Britain’s biggest wireless provider by customers and marking a milestone in the billionaire’s efforts to remake the Hong Kong conglomerate.

The decision mainly affects head office staff in the U.K. and represents a roughly 7% reduction to the company’s 4,300 staff, a spokeswoman for Three said in response to questions.


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“As part of our ongoing transformation, we are consulting on changes to make our business the right size to serve our customers’ needs and drive greater alignment between the

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Here is What Hedge Funds Think About Laureate Education, Inc. (LAUR)

How do you pick the next stock to invest in? One way would be to spend days of research browsing through thousands of publicly traded companies. However, an easier way is to look at the stocks that smart money investors are collectively bullish on. Hedge funds and other institutional investors usually invest large amounts of capital and have to conduct due diligence while choosing their next pick. They don’t always get it right, but, on average, their stock picks historically generated strong returns after adjusting for known risk factors. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the recent hedge fund activity surrounding Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR) and determine whether hedge funds had an edge regarding this stock.

Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR) was in 31 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of June. The all time high for this statistics is 34. LAUR investors should pay attention to an

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Law enforcement agencies and school districts in Upshur County are receiving funding

UPSHUR COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) – Several law enforcement agencies and school districts received funding for school safety including the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department, according to U.S. Attorney Bill Powell.

a store in a brick building: Upshur County Sheriff Building

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Upshur County Sheriff Building

The sheriff’s department in Upshur County received over $140,000 to use to keep children safe.

“To receive a gift like this in the form of a grant really just fast tracks a lot of the efforts that we would’ve wanted to do anyway so we’re excited about it,” says Director of Safety and Emergency Preparedness Dr. Jeffery Harvey.

The United States Department of Justice has provided the funding to Upshur County for the third year in a row.

“In the past we have upgraded camera surveillance systems in the schools, we also have an active project that updates door security capabilities at each one of the schools,” says Harvey.

This years

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Coxswain Development Part 1 – Traits and Program Education – Rowing Stories, Features & Interviews

Following the cancellation of the 2020 spring racing season, row2k solicited the collegiate coaching community to engage in a variety of high-level topics within the profession. We submitted over sixty questions across a dozen topics and thank the coaches and staffs that found time to contribute their thoughts during this stressful time.

This week we focus on the topic of Coxswain Development with the following questions:


We are looking for coxswains that have the respect of their crews, can demonstrate the ability to impact the atmosphere in their boats and therefore the success of their team, and someone who is highly competitive. Our coxes love to win; they’re athletes, not socialites.

I’m always looking for coxswains that are smart, organized, and

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BlackRock Science And Technology Trust: A Growth And Dividend Magnet (NYSE:BST)

The following immortal Neil deGrasse Tyson quote just about sums up my view on the high-quality BlackRock Science and Technology Trust (BST):

Innovations in science and technology are the engines of the 21st-century economy; if you care about the wealth and health of your nation tomorrow, then you’d better rethink how you allocate taxes to fund science. The federal budget needs to recognize this.”

Even before the impact of the pandemic was known, science and technology stocks were outperforming the broader market. Science and technology will also lead us in the post-COVID-19 age. I’m sure many will agree.


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The sector was doing very well before the pandemic and is expected to do better in its aftermath. So, yeah, I’m very bullish on BST for the long term, both as a dividend play and growth play. BST invests in current leaders and emerging winners in the field

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Radial Hiring for 1,567 Seasonal Customer Care Jobs in Melbourne, Florida; Offering Work From Home Options for the Holidays

MELBOURNE, Fla., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Radial, a bpost group company, the leader in omnichannel commerce technology and operations, today announced its plan to bring on an additional 1,567 customer care workers in Melbourne, Florida to support unprecedented ecommerce demand this holiday season. Seasonal workers will be responsible for addressing key customer issues that drive sales and satisfaction during the holiday season while communicating with customers across multiple channels such as phone, chat, and social media.

The pandemic has changed the way consumers shop, with many retailers experiencing an influx in online sales as the demand for ecommerce skyrockets. Consumer research reveals that 66% of shoppers plan to increase their online purchases this holiday season. As demand is expected to continue to soar throughout the holiday season, the need for customer care representatives is great. With over 4,000 dedicated customer care agents globally, Radial is well-positioned to

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