Md. Board of Education continues discussion around kids returning to class

Harford County may be the latest Maryland school system to take up the issue of when to allow students back for in-person learning.|| Coronavirus updates | Maryland’s latest numbers | Where to get tested ||It’s on the board’s agenda for Monday night, meantime, it remains an important topic for members of the State Board of Education, too. This conversation is taking place one day before the state board is set to take a closer look at local school system reopening plans.In recent weeks, the state Superintendent Karen Salmon has made a number of visits to school districts to get a close up look at their in-person learning. And now, it’s become evident that her Board of Education is also passionate about the need to bring students back to campus.“Our kids are really suffering, and I think they are falling behind and it’s all levels. It’s not just special ed, it’s … Read More

Elevate Holistics Continues Expansion with Turnkey Dispensary and Patient Education Center in Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Elevate Holistics, a leader in medical cannabis certifications, and BesaMe Wellness, a Missouri-based fully licensed cannabis dispensary with 5 locations, announce a partnership for a cannabis education center and virtual telehealth certifications. 

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Stephen Stearman, CEO of Elevate Holistics, states, “Elevate Holistics’ priority is the patient, and education is an essential element to help ensure a safe, reliable, and responsible rollout of Missouri’s medical marijuana program. The vast majority of new patients have never experienced cannabis in a legal marketplace. By working with dispensaries and doctors, Elevate Holistics will build a viable and educated medical marijuana marketplace in Missouri and beyond.”

Jack Mitchell, BesaMe Wellness CEO, states, “BesaMe’s focus as we prepare to open is the patient’s education for safety and health. Missouri’s medical cannabis program is both a massive challenge and tremendous opportunity

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Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster Continues to Support Industry-Led Manufacturing and Technology Projects

HAMILTON, Ontario, Sept. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen), the industry-led organization leading Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, continues to support industry-led manufacturing projects in Canada with a collaborative funding effort totalling almost $9 million to support three projects.

“The Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster brings together the best of Canada’s manufacturing sector and our leading-edge technology capabilities to develop solutions that can be applied at home and around the globe. These three projects demonstrate the power of collaboration, fostering new partnerships and strengthening Canada’s competitive advantage in crucial sectors such as aerospace,” said the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry.

“The projects that NGen continues to support are transforming Canada’s advanced manufacturing sector, allowing companies to push the boundaries of technology innovation while also building a critical mass of exceptional capabilities and talent,” said Jayson Myers, CEO, NGen.  “It’s exciting to see that the

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Amazon To Add 10,000 Jobs In Bellevue As Hiring Spree Continues

Amazon on Friday announced plans to add another 10,000 jobs in Bellevue, Washington in the next few years.

Amazon (AMZN) said that the employment plans are on top of the 15,000 new jobs in Bellevue, which the e-commerce giant already announced in February this year. Bellevue is located just 10 miles from the e-commerce giant’s Seattle headquarters. Amazon has about 3,000 employees in Bellevue and 50,000 in Seattle.

“To accommodate these new roles in the city, we’ve secured an additional 2 million square feet of office space in downtown Bellevue by leasing new, iconic, and sustainable properties from Vulcan: 555 Tower and West Main,” Amazon’s John Schoettler wrote in a blog post.

Schoettler added that these projects, which are already under development, are situated close to the future Bellevue downtown station, which is scheduled to open in 2023.

In addition, Amazon is building the so-called Bellevue 600-project, which

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Green School funding saga continues as Chris Hipkins rejects claims made in James Shaw video



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Minister of Education Chris Hipkins is disputing a claim from Greens co-leader James Shaw he gave “verbal sign-off” for the Green School proposal, describing it as a mischaracterisation.

A leaked video shows Shaw telling party members he got the okay from Hipkins in a conversation they had before the controversial bid was signed off.

Shaw’s been in damage control since infuriating party supporters, schools and unions with his strong advocacy for the nearly $12 million application for the private school.

The expansion project was approved by a group of wider ministers under a $3 billion infrastructure fund – they say Shaw should take full responsibility as the sole advocate for the bid.

That advocacy extended to threatening to block at least 44 projects, earmarked for $600m of funding, unless it was given the green light.

While Hipkins had no involvement in the ministerial approval, in the video, Shaw

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Amazon Continues Hiring Spree With 10,000 New Jobs, Two New Towers

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Amazon is continuing its hiring spree, announcing Friday that it will hire 10,000 people in the Seattle suburb Bellevue, adding to the 18,500 people it already planned to hire across the country in the next few years.

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Amazon, which is headquartered in nearby Seattle, is building multiple offices in the suburb where CEO Jeff Bezos started the company in 1994. 

The tech giant is building two towers (one 27-story and one 43-story tower) and has leased an additional 2 million square feet of office space to accommodate the 10,000 hires as well as the 15,000 people it already planned to hire in the Bellevue location.

In August, the company said it would hire 3,500 people across Dallas, Detroit, Denver, New York

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Wall Street sinks as tech sell-off continues

(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes extended declines on Friday, with the Nasdaq on track for its worst two-day fall since March as technology stocks sold off again, overshadowing data showing a steeper-than-expected drop in the August unemployment rate.

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The tech-heavy Nasdaq lost over 4% and the S&P 500 dropped below its February peak, as the indexes lost ground for the second straight day after hitting record closing highs on historic stimulus and a narrow rally in heavyweight technology stocks.

Mega-cap companies Apple Inc, Microsoft Inc, Amazon.com Inc and Facebook Inc, which were down between 4.5% and 5.9%, weighed heavily on the indexes.

“It’s just position squaring … not surprising since we’ve seen a pretty sizable run up in the tech space in the

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United Airlines plans to cut 16,000 jobs as coronavirus continues to hammer demand

United Airlines on Wednesday said it is planning to cut more than 16,000 jobs as early as next month, after federal coronavirus aid that protects aviation jobs runs out.

Those involuntary cuts, many of them furloughs that mean employees can be called back if demand returns, represent close to 17% of United’s staffing level at the end of 2019.

The number, however, is far lower than the 36,000 staff that Chicago-based United warned in July that their jobs were at risk. The reduction is thanks to thousands of volunteers who accepted buyouts, early retirement packages and more than a dozen other optional programs like voluntary furloughs, temporary leaves of absence, or reduced or shared schedules. Airlines pleaded with employees to take such options to reduce their head counts, offering perks like continued health care in some cases, a selling point during the pandemic. More than 7,000 United employees opted to

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Cygnus Education Continues Commitment to Transparency and Consumer Privacy by Partnering with Jornaya

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Jornaya, whose Privacy Guardian solution is the industry standard for complying with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), today announced that Cygnus Education, a leading performance marketing and enrollment management solutions agency within Higher Education, has integrated Jornaya’s Privacy Guardian to manage compliance risk associated with the TCPA.

“Cygnus’ relationship with Jornaya will not only allow our partner institutions to ensure that they have proof of consent on our leads at scale, but it is also a reflection of our commitment to honoring transparency, our core brand promise, as well as consumer privacy and preference,” said Marcelo Parravicini, CEO of Cygnus. “We are strategically focused on creating meaningful consumer interactions that align with the prospective student’s interest and consent, and Jornaya’s mission and product suite will support this focus now and into the future.” 

Jornaya’s Privacy Guardian allows users to audit

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Marfell School community tells minister ‘we are shovel ready’ as Green School funding row continues

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Marfell community members wanted to show Green Party co-leader James Shaw how

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Marfell community members wanted to show Green Party co-leader James Shaw how “shovel ready” they are to get work under way at Marfell school.

A Taranaki acting principal says the direct message she sent to the Government about school funding appeared to have fallen on deaf ears but she had found willing listeners among members of the Opposition.

On Monday, Kealy Warren, of Marfell Community School, had a behind-closed-doors meeting with National Party leader Judith Collins, who was visiting New Plymouth with some the party’s MPs, including local representative Jonathan Young.

The meeting at the school followed an open letter Warren sent to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern last week following news of $11.7 million being granted to aid the expansion of the privately-run Green School in Oakura.

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National Party leader Judith Collins announces her party’s education infrastructure policy.

The money was part of the Government’s shovel-ready funding

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