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Alaska troopers say fentanyl big concern for authorities

first_imgAlcohol & Substance Abuse | Crime & CourtsAlaska troopers say fentanyl big concern for authoritiesFebruary 14, 2018 by Rachel D’Oro, Associated Press Share:ANCHORAGE — Alaska authorities say the synthetic opioid fentanyl is an escalating problem in the remote state, and it’s leading to a significant increase in deaths.Alaska State Trooper Capt. Michael Duxbury said at a news briefing Tuesday that the dangerous black market drug is “by far the biggest concern” in the opioid crisis.Alaska chief medical officer Jay Butler says 2017 statistics have not been finalized, but there were at least two dozen fentanyl-related deaths, compared with five or six deaths the previous year.Duxbury says Alaska is a destination state, with opioids like heroin and other illegal drugs manufactured elsewhere and brought to the state by gangs and Mexican drug cartels.Duxbury says dealing with the state’s opioid crisis presents challenges amid state budget cuts and trooper staff shortages.Share this story:last_img read more

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City Moves for 30 January 2015 | Who’s switching jobs

first_img whatsapp Thursday 29 January 2015 8:40 pm Express KCS City Moves for 30 January 2015 | Who’s switching jobs Standard CharteredAaron Russell-Davison has been appointed head of debt capital markets at the bank. He joined Standard Chartered in 2009, and has worked as head of Asian bond syndicate, global head, bond syndicate, and most recently as head of capital markets, ASEAN.UBS Global Asset ManagementRachel Hill has been appointed UK business development director at the asset management firm. She most recently worked at BlackRock in client and consultant focused roles, and has also held positions at SEI.M&G Investments John Mayhew has been appointed head of infrastructure finance within the asset manager’s institutional fixed income business. He joins from Erias Finance, the infrastructure advisory firm he founded in 2009 and where he was managing director.Aon HewittThe talent, retirement, and health solutions business has announced the appointment of Jorge Huitron as a senior consultant in its manager research team. He joins after seven years with Bfinance, where he was a director in private market research. Huitron was also previously a senior consulting associate at Cambridge Associates.MorningstarMark Watson has been appointed director of UK intermediary sales for the investment research firm’s Morningstar OBSR Managed Portfolios service. He joins from Brooks Macdonald, where he spent three years as head of sales for its funds business. Watson has also held roles at Zurich Intermediary Group, Barclays, and SHUAA Capital.Baringa PartnersAlex Woodhead has been appointed partner in the management consultancy’s banking practice. He joins from Deloitte, where he has worked in the design and delivery of operating model change since 1997.BDOThe accountancy and business advisory firm has announced the appointment of Anne Daly as director in its London-based valuations team. She joins from KPMG, where she spent 14 years working in its tax valuation group, with the last six years as head of its tax valuation services group. Daly has also worked in HMRC’s shares and assets valuation group.To appear in City Moves please email your career updates and pictures to [email protected] up to receive the new City Moves morning update if you haven’t already. Sharecenter_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeHealthyTed Health Magazine10 Surprising Benefits of Bananas You Possibly Didn’t Know AboutHealthyTed Health MagazineUndoAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsUndoNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext RefinanceUndozenherald.comArchie Issued New Birth Certificate After Harry’s Title Revokedzenherald.comUndoTaonga: The Island FarmAdvertisement The Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoElite HeraldKate Middleton Just Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndo More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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Scott Gottlieb’s fervor for deregulation could harm patients

first_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. What’s included? By Renée M. Landers March 16, 2017 Reprints Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED APStock Scott Gottlieb’s fervor for deregulation could harm patients Log In | Learn More The Senate will soon begin the process of considering President Trump’s nomination of Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who has close professional and financial ties with the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, for commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. A trial that began in a federal courtroom in Boston in January is a timely reminder of how the laissez-faire regulatory posture that Gottlieb is expected to promote can harm the public’s health.The Boston trial involves the first of more than a dozen employees of New England Compounding Center (NECC) who distributed steroids contaminated with fungi. These caused infections that led to 64 deaths and more than 700 cases of illness or disability in 20 states in 2012 and 2013. The NECC employees now face charges that include fraud, murder, and violating federal laws. They exploited weaknesses in FDA oversight. The company essentially became a manufacturer of prescription medications without following the FDA’s requirements for manufacturers. Politics center_img What is it? Renée M. Landers Tags drug developmentmedical devicespolicy About the Author Reprints STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. [email protected] GET STARTEDlast_img read more

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GAA plans to go ahead with Feile football and hurling – but with some changes

first_img Council Electric Picnic This year is the 50th anniversary of the first ever Feile football, hurling and camogie competitions and plans are afoot for the competition to go ahead this time.Last year, the Covid-19 pandemic meant that neither competition was played.In the last few years, Feile had become a bit of a headache for clubs as competitions for the last number of years are ran at U-13, U-15 and U-17 level – while Feile remained an U-14 competition. Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 27th April 2021 WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook TAGSFeile But as the competition was not played last year, it gave the GAA an opportunity to move it to U-15 so that those who should’ve had the opportunity to play in the prestigious event last year but didn’t – will now be able to do so.A further change to the competitions was communicated to County Boards last week by Feil’s secretary Shane Flanagan.He gave provisional dates and explained that this time competitions would remain inside your own county.He said: “It is proposed to play the John West Féile na nGael and Féile Peil na nÓg on 21st and 28th August respectively.“It is proposed to organise the event at county level only and in a format that will not impact on what will be a busy period of county championship fixtures.“Given the special year all clubs will be encouraged to participate.“The National Féile Committee will be responsible for the planning, organisation, and format. More details will be issued in due course.”So what it all means is that although there may be no trip to the far side of the country for teams in Laois, there will be a Feile this year.SEE ALSO – Excitement as underage sport resumes but importance of fun and safe environment is highlighted Home Sport GAA GAA plans to go ahead with Feile football and hurling – but… SportGAA Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date center_img Electric Picnic Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Previous articleLaois girl named Farm Safety Regional Champion for LeinsterNext articleExcitement as underage sport resumes but importance of fun and safe environment is highlighted Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months GAA plans to go ahead with Feile football and hurling – but with some changes Pinterestlast_img read more

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BlackRock Canada extends fee waiver

first_img BlackRock Asset Management Canada Ltd. said Monday evening that it has agreed to extend a partial waiver of the annual management fee that would otherwise be payable by each of iShares MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility Index ETF (TSX:XMI) and iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Minimum Volatility Index ETF (TSX:XMM). After giving effect to the waiver, BlackRock Canada is entitled to receive an annual management fee from XMI equal to 0.35% of the net asset value of XMI and an annual management fee from XMM equal to 0.40% of the net asset value of XMM. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media IE Staff Facebook LinkedIn Twittercenter_img Companies BlackRock Canada The waiver will expire on Nov. 30, 2015 for XMI, and on Dec. 31, 2015 for XMM. BlackRock Canada say it may discontinue, amend or extend the Waiver at any time without giving notice to (other than by press release) or seeking approval from unitholders of XMI or XMM. Without the waiver, XMI’s annual management fee would be 0.45% of the fund’s net asset value and XMM’s annual management fee would be 0.79% of the fund’s net asset value.last_img read more

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Boomers’ visions of retirement off the mark

first_img Tessie Sanci Baby boomers who are approaching retirement may be surprised at the realities they will face regarding the timing of their retirement and how they will actually spend their retirement, according to a study conducted for Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). The 2015 RBC Retirement Myths and Realities poll surveyed pre-retirement baby boomers and retired boomers to see if the expectations of those pre-retirees are consistent with the experience of actual retirees. The results indicate that expectations are often not in line with reality. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Earnings surge for Great-West Lifeco in Q4 Related news Snowbirds win legal battle to reinstate out-of-province medical coverage Survey finds Canadians aren’t sure how much they’ll need for retirement One of the reasons that boomers’ intentions do not always materialize is because they tend to think in set dollar terms of what retirement will cost as opposed to understanding how they are going to spend their time retirement, says Sandra Abdool, regional financial planning consultant with RBC in Burlington, Ont. Thus, financial advisors with boomer clients approaching retirement should go beyond these clients’ set dollar figures and get them to talk about how they see their time in retirement unfolding, she says, which will, in turn, help advisors create an appropriate retirement strategy. “Until we understand what [retirement] represents for each client, it’s really difficult to truly plan for the future of that client,” says Abdool. This also presents an opportunity for advisors to help clients understand that their retirement can unfold in a completely different manner than what they expected, as the recent RBC poll demonstrates. A striking difference exists, for example, in the issue of choosing when to retire. Eighty percent of pre-retirees say they expect to choose their retirement date themselves, but 43% of retirees say they did not make that choice. The reasons they gave include health, the need to be a caregiver to someone else and an employer’s request. The possibility of a more sudden retirement date needs to be approached with each client individually, Abdool says: “[Advisors] and clients don’t know which of our clients will fall into that 43%, but if we plan for it, it provides clients with the flexibility if it were to happen to them.” As well, when pre-retirees were asked how they believe they will spend their time in retirement, the most popular answer, from 70% of respondents, is “travel”; 64% say they will take time for themselves. However, the reverse is true for retirees: 72% say they are taking time for themselves and 62% say they are travelling. Respondents were also asked about what they would miss about their working days. Forty-nine per-cent of pre-retirees feel they will miss their paycheque the most. But that is a concern for only 26% of those already in retirement. The most popular response to this question for retirees (51%) was “socializing/interacting with colleagues.” Helping clients understand that their social network will change is not only a wake-up call to those who think money is the most important change, but also an important way to determine the financial resources clients will need, Abdool says. For example, a client who sees a simple lifestyle of staying in his or her community and volunteering will require different funding than a client who would like to keep up with friends at a golf course. RBC also looked into retirement income expectations for pre-retirement single women who are unmarried, widowed, separated or divorced; as well as business owners. In a separate study, RBC examined the same issue among the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The poll found that the single women and business owners were equally worried (41%) that they would not have enough money to support their lifestyle when they retire. Almost one-third (30%) of LGBT pre-retirees shared similar concerns that their funds would be inadequate for them to experience the retirement they envision. Ipsos Reid conducted the sixth annual RBC Retirement Myths and Realities poll through online interviews between Mar. 16 and Mar. 24. The survey used a national sample of 2,223 adults aged 50 or older who have household assets of at least $100,000. Keywords RetirementCompanies Royal Bank of Canada Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

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Fed advisors call for higher retirement age and, possibly, national child care

first_img Feds to post deficits $8 billion bigger than expected over next two years: PBO report The Trudeau government’s economic advisory council is recommending Ottawa raise the age of retirement eligibility and explore a national child-care program to boost much-needed participation in the country’s workforce. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Ottawa Ottawa to release competitiveness plan in fall economic statement Highlights of the federal government’s fall fiscal update Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The proposals were among a collection of new suggestions released Monday by the government’s hand-picked growth council. The ideas are widely expected to help the government frame parts of the upcoming federal budget. The advisors zeroed in on what they called a need to increase labour-force participation from under-represented groups such as indigenous people, lower-income earners, women with kids and older workers. To encourage older Canadians to work longer, the council recommended the ages of eligibility for old age security and the Canada Pension Plan be “recalibrated and increased” to address the impacts of the country’s aging society and longer life expectancies. The idea contrasts with the Liberal government’s move, based on a 2015 campaign vow, to reverse a controversial decision taken by the former Conservative government and return old age security eligibility to 65 from 67. Raising the eligibility age so that it closes the gap between Canada and industrialized countries with the highest labour participation rate among workers 55 and over could add $56 billion to the gross domestic product, the council’s report said. The document also suggested Ottawa allow old age security and the CPP deferrals beyond age 70 and ensure that deferrals past 65 are more attractive. The council’s chair stressed Monday that any policy changes should take into consideration the differing abilities of some groups of older Canadians to continue working, particularly those in physically demanding jobs. “We are for more able-bodied Canadians to work longer in the system,” said Dominic Barton, who is the managing director of global consulting giant McKinsey & Co. “For those who can, we do think we should look at incentives to try and encourage them to be able to work.” Indeed, later Monday, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said the government is looking at ways to encourage people to stay in the labour force, if they choose to keep working and are able to do so. He added Ottawa would consider the council’s recommendation to increase participation among people who are able to keep working. “We moved the age of the old age security system to age 65 recognizing that a significant number of Canadians are very challenged to work past that time,” Morneau told reporters. “We also want to be sure that we think about the demographic challenges that are to come.” As it maps out future plans, he said the government would also consider the council’s other recommendations, which he noted were partially based on 29,000 formal submissions from Canadians. The report also proposed boosting the economy by raising labour-force participation for women with children through the possible creation of a subsidized national child-care program similar to the Quebec model. Ottawa is already in talks with the provinces about expanding early childhood education. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the other recommendations in Monday’s report: Ensuring workers upgrade their skills to better match the rapidly changing needs of the labour market with help from a new, arm’s-length national organization. The report recommended Ottawa invest $100 million in each of the next five years to establish an agency that would develop new approaches to retrain workers. It warned that nearly half of Canadian jobs are at high risk of being affected by future technological change, such as automation. Taking steps to make Canada more productive, such as improving access to capital for promising firms and ensuring procurement policies help support fast-growing businesses. Developing strategies to make the most of what it sees as vast untapped potential in up to eight key Canadian sectors by identifying and removing obstacles such as regulatory hurdles. The report recommended a pilot project for the agriculture and food industry, where it said there is still room for material economic gains to be made. Expanding trade to deepen the relationships with the United States and Mexico as well as forging closer ties with China, Japan and India. It suggested making greater investments in trade-related infrastructure, such as ports and highways. “Much like ‘tools in a tool kit,’ these recommendations can be used in concert and with strategic intent to dramatically accelerate growth,” the group said in its report. “Realizing such an ambitious aspiration, amid rapid economic and societal change, will require focused, persistent and concerted action.” The experts reaffirmed their long-term objective to help add $15,000 to the annual pre-tax incomes of Canadian households, above their current projections, by 2030. Their prescriptions come as the economy struggles to crawl out of a prolonged slow-growth rut. The Trudeau government is widely expected to implement at least some — and perhaps many — of the council’s suggestions in its spring budget, which will be tabled in the coming weeks. Last fall, the council provided prescriptions for Ottawa on attracting more talent through immigration, increasing infrastructure investments and luring more foreign investment. Ottawa appeared to agree with many of the group’s suggestions. About two weeks later, Morneau tabled a fall economic statement that contained new policy directions featuring many elements of the council’s proposals. Photo coprighty: jiawangkun/123RF Andy Blatchford Canada could be facing significant “tax gap,” report finds last_img read more

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$2.7 million to help support and rebuild Australia’s volunteer workforce

first_img$2.7 million to help support and rebuild Australia’s volunteer workforce The Morrison Government will deliver $2.7 million across 779 local community organisations to support the work of the Australia’s volunteers.This funding is in addition to the $9.2 million distributed nationally to 2,699 community organisations this year as part of the 2019-20 Volunteer Grants round.Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services, Luke Howarth, said the funding will provide a much needed boost for charity and community organisations who play an essential role in helping, supporting and uniting Australian communities.“The Morrison Government recognises the vital work of organisations who have supported communities through a very difficult year,” Assistant Minister Howarth said.“While the work of volunteers may be unpaid, it is not unrecognised and we understand that volunteer organisations will continue to have an enormous challenge in the year ahead.“This extra support could not come at a better time and will help more organisations re-connect with their volunteers as restrictions ease and the economy strengthens.”Grants of up to $5000 are being provided to community organisations across the country. The 2020 Supplementary Volunteer Grants funding round was open to organisations that had not received funding in the 2019-20 Volunteer Grants round earlier this year. This helped ensure a wide distribution of funds across community organisations.As we mark International Volunteer Day this weekend on 5 December Mark Pearce, the Chief Executive Officer of the national volunteering peak body, Volunteering Australia, said the funding will be used to purchase small equipment, pay for fuel, transport and training costs.“In the wake of COVID-19, community organisations are in need of funds to support and enable their volunteering programs to continue delivering the important work they do across Australia. This grant round assists them in their mission”, Mr Pearce said.Volunteer peak bodies across all states and territories are distributing the funding based on the needs of the sector in each state or territory.The next Volunteer Grants round is expected to open mid-2021. Subscribe to the Community Grants Hub for alerts on this and other grant opportunities. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Australian, charity, community, community services, covid-19, Economy, fuel, Government, homelessness, housing, International Volunteer Day, Minister, Morrison, Morrison Government, purchase, social serviceslast_img read more

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Western Australia coronovirus update as at 27 April 2021

first_imgWestern Australia coronovirus update as at 27 April 2021 The Department of Health has reported four new cases of COVID-19 overnight.They are three males ­– two in their 30s, one in his 50s – and a female in her 30s, all returned from overseas travel and in hotel quarantine.The State’s total number now stands at 990.WA Health is monitoring 28 active cases of COVID-19 and 953 people have recovered from the virus in WA.To date, the WA Department of Health has administered 89,671 COVID-19 vaccinations, including 21,159 people who have received both doses. Yesterday, 1311 people were vaccinated.The Commonwealth Government vaccination national roll-out figures can be found on the Australian Department of Health website (external site).Yesterday, 1736 were tested at WA Health COVID clinics. In addition, 8150 people were also tested at private pathology clinics.There have been 1,041,740 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 140,174 were from regional WA.To date, 64 cases of variant strains of concern have been detected in Western Australia – including 48 of the B.1.1.7 strain, 15 of the B.1.351 strain and one of the P1 variant (Brazilian variant).Visit WA Health’s HealthyWA website for the latest information on COVID-19. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, commonwealth, covid-19, Department of Health, Government, health, hotel, pathology, quarantine, travel, vaccination, WA, WA Health, website, Western Australialast_img read more

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Washougal teacher finds a fun way to make the most of remote learning

first_imgMarvina Bugajski’s first grade class at Gause Elementary adopted a newborn Holstein calfWASHOUGAL — Class pets are often a favorite part of an elementary classroom community.  First grade students of Marvina Bugajski at Gause Elementary already enjoyed two hamsters, but now, they also have a newborn Holstein calf.Pearl is a Holstein calf that was adopted by Marvina Bugajski’s first grade class at Gause Elementary School in Washougal. Photo courtesy of the Washougal School DistrictPearl is a Holstein calf that was adopted by Marvina Bugajski’s first grade class at Gause Elementary School in Washougal. Photo courtesy of the Washougal School District“I heard about the program to adopt a calf this summer and I just had to do it,” said Bugajski.  “In early November we were assigned our family farm, Tauer Dairy in Hanska, Minnesota, and just recently were introduced to our adopted calf, Pearl.”Over the next six months, the Tauer’s will send periodic updates, images, and videos to view plus activity sheets. The students will write letters to ask the family questions and to send caring messages to the calf. The session culminates with a live session at the farm with Pearl in April or May.“Most children have never lived on or even been to a farm,” said Bugajski. “They are so excited to have this experience and see, in a vertical way, how the farm is operated.  They will learn about feeding and caring for cows and basically what goes on at a farm.”  Many of these special activities the class will work on also match common CORE curriculum.  For instance, they will incorporate language arts with letter writing, science as they learn the parts of the cow and math as they chart Pearl’s growth.  They will even learn some geography.  “You can show kids on a map where Minnesota is but we will be able to see in photos how it looks differently there, such as trees and landscape, and even how different the weather is from ours,” said Bugajski.   “It is important to students to know there are different places out there.  We get stuck in our own world of Washougal. This will be fabulous for them!”According to Bugajski, the Discover Dairy Adopt a Calf program is perfectly suited to remote learning.  “We might not have considered this opportunity if we were not already in a virtual classroom,” she said.“I so appreciate the energy and commitment from our teachers to make this challenging situation into a positive experience for our students,” said WSD Superintendent Mary Templeton.  “I am proud of everyone’s efforts and the wonderful successes we are seeing as teachers offer new, unexpected opportunities in this remote environment.”David and Angie Tauer and their family own and operate Tauer Dairy in Hanska, Minnesota with 250 milking cows on 480-acres. Photo courtesy Washougal School DistrictDavid and Angie Tauer and their family own and operate Tauer Dairy in Hanska, Minnesota with 250 milking cows on 480-acres. Photo courtesy Washougal School District David and Angie Tauer and their family own and operate Tauer Dairy with 250 milking cows on 480-acres.  Established in 1923, they are the third generation to live on and manage the dairy farm.  The Tauers also work with the local college (University of Minnesota) to give interns an opportunity to work and live on a dairy. In the past 10 years, they have hosted 23 students from 12 different countries.“These farm families in the program dedicate a lot of time to this project and it is so nice of them,” said Bugajski.  “They do not get paid but get the satisfaction of knowing they have reached these kids and given them a farm experience.” Information provided by Washougal School District.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestWashougalshare 0 Previous : Battle Ground City Council opts for no property tax levy increase in 2021 Next : Giving: Blanket parade surprises familyAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Washougal teacher finds a fun way to make the most of remote learningPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Monday, November 30, 2020in: Youthshare 0 last_img read more

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