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Guthrie Public Schools beginning in the Fall of 2015 will begin Drug Testing Student's that are involved in Extracurricular Activities. (Sports, Student Council, JROTC, and Etc.) Many believe this is a violation of our Student's rights.
Many believe that to start this testing is a Reactive, and not a Proactive approach to assisting our students cope with problems in a world that is constantly changing for better or worse.
Many Experts and Officials believe that Mandatory Drug Testing of Student's is not the correct way to solve youth drug use, as shown in these articles.
Time (A World Leader in news) - http://time.com/3761571/drug-testing-schools/
A direct quote from the article - "According to the AAP policy statement, there’s limited evidence to suggest that drug testing programs in schools prevent kids from trying drugs. “We reviewed the studies done to take a look at this question, and while there’s evidence, there are a lot of caveats around that,” says Levy, who adds that many studies rely on self-reports and show inconsistent data."
CBS News - http://www.cbsnews.com/news/doctors-random-drug-testing-in-schools/
A direct quote from the arcticle - "Random drug testing in schools may sound like a good way to keep kids off drugs, but there is little evidence it works, the American Academy of Pediatrics says."
The research does not lie, these test will just hurt the already fragile relationship student's may have with teachers and Guthrie Public Schools.
We ask that Guthrie Public Schools cancel the Drug Test and instead take a positive initiative to better the relationship towards it's students and better use this funding towards to D.A.R.E Program, which is shown to be successful in deterring youth drug use.
Please sign this petition to help save the Deeside Shuttle from being changed, it will affect thousands of people who use the transport to get to work.
Flintshire council have changed the call up and book in favour of a service bus which will have dedicated stops, these stops have been dramatically limited meaning people from Buckley and surrounding areas will not be able to get to work.
1950 Turkey twizzlers created.
2006 Turkey twizzlers banned.
I know I'm not the only person who prefers English Dubbing to the regular Japanese Versions with English Subs.
So in any case I really enjoyed The series "The Familiar of Zero" but what sucks is that only the first season was dubbed in english.
I didn't know the rest where sub only and was instantly hooked when I watched it.
So in any case i'm creating this petition to have Funimation dub the rest of the 3 seasons in English as well.
Thanks for your support.
It is time to Defund Planned Parenthood. Not one dime of taxpayer money should be going to fund abortions and the sale of baby parts. Join us as we tell Governor Rauner and our elected officials that the time to Defund Planned Parenthood is now!
Please sign this petition and then go to this website to contact all of your representatives to ask them to Defund Planned Parenthood. All you have to do is put in your zip code and street address and you can message all your representatives at once.
We are trying to petition Chesterfield's Board of Supervisors to revise the law that allows a CIVIL CHARGE of between $350 and $1,000 (IN ADDITION TO THE TRAFFIC TICKET CHARGES) for anyone who gets a Reckless Driving Ticket. The law 'as written' says these charges are allowed ONLY to cover expenses if emergency vehicles are required, BUT Chesterfield has been enforcing this civil charge for anyone who gets a reckless driving ticket, even if emergency vehicles are NOT required.
**If you read/watch the Mark Holmberg link below, he may explain it better than I do ;-) This is a state law, but Chesterfield is the only county using this law to make extra money.
Below links are Mark Holmberg's article on Chesterfield's abuse of this law AND the law as written.
§ 13-71. Reimbursement of expenses incurred in responding to DUI and other traffic accidents or incidents
•(a) A person convicted of violating any of the following provisions shall at the time of sentencing or in a separate civil action be liable for restitution of reasonable expenses incurred by the county or by any volunteer fire or rescue squad, or any combination thereof, when providing an appropriate emergency response to any accident or incident related to such violation or when issuing any related arrest warrant or summons. Personal liability under this section for reasonable expenses of an appropriate emergency response shall not exceed $1,000.00 in the aggregate for a particular accident, arrest or incident occurring in the county:
(1) The provisions of Code of Virginia, § 18.2-51.4, 18.2-266 or 29.1-738, as amended, or a similar county ordinance, when such operation of a motor vehicle, engine, train or watercraft while so impaired is the proximate cause of the accident or incident;
(2) The provisions of Code of Virginia, tit. 46.2, ch. 8, art. 7 (§ 46.2-852 et seq.), as amended, relating to reckless driving, when such reckless driving is the proximate cause of the accident or incident; and
(3) The provisions of Code of Virginia, § 46.2-894, as amended, relating to improperly leaving the scene of an accident.
(b) In determining "reasonable expenses", the county may bill a flat fee of $350.00 or a minute-by-minute accounting of the actual costs incurred. As used in this section "appropriate emergency response" includes all costs of providing law-enforcement, firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical services. The court may order as restitution the reasonable expenses incurred by the county for firefighting, rescue and emergency medical services.
(c) The police department shall compile a report of the reasonable expenses of the appropriate emergency response for each accident, arrest warrant, summons or incident and forward that information to the county attorney's office or the accounting department for appropriate proceedings. The fire department shall have the same reporting requirements except for accidents, arrest warrants, summonses or incidents for which restitution is sought in the underlying criminal case.
(Ord. of 12-19-01, § 1; Ord. of 8-27-03, § 1; Ord. of 7-28-04(2), § 1; Ord. of 4-27-05, § 1; Ord. of 8-26-09(1), § 1; Ord. of 7-28-10(1), § 1)
We, the homeowners of The Landings at Northshore want 3.5 of covenant to be amended; disallowing board members to make decision/enforcing and modifying the covenants without the approval of all of the homeowners. We also agree that all board members must be full time residents/ homeowner of The Landing at Northshore or they cannot serve as a board member.
We, the homeowners also disagree with some of the board members trying to implement a fifty dollar fee for the usage of our community pool / cabana as well as when we can reserve it.
Homeowners / Residents not be charged $50.00 to rent the Cabana.
Homeowner / Residents allowed to use and reserve the community pool whenever needed throughout the year; with the understanding that residents of the community can still access the pool with family and friends to swim. Playground mulch removed and replaced with soft, spongy matting for the safety of kids.
Harmination is one of six head shops based in Aberdeen - being solely targeted for closure.
We feel it is unjust to make an example of one store by expressing concerns for public safety and requesting closure- when for example you have Aberdeen Market open to all ages and home to two Head Shops.
Harmination operate a 'strictly over 18s policy and also have the right to refuse customers if they feel they have no product knowledge.
To date there has been no known incidents or complaints regarding the New premises.
Please sign to show your support on: keeping Harminasion kingstreet open.
Εκλογές Γενάρη, δημοψήφισμα, φασιμός Γερμανίας 1940. Υποστήριξη Ιταλίας - Γαλλίας, δημοψήφισμα για έξοδο Αγγλίας. Απαίτηση Σόιμπλε μεταφοράς 50δις € σε δικό του Ίδρυμα τύπου ΤΑΙΠΕΔ, ούτε κάν στο Γερμανικό λαό.
This petition, is about convincing Tony Abbott to change his mind about wind farming.
Not only is Tony Abbott, Prime minister of Australia, putting international investment at risk, he is forcing Australia's eco friendly future into danger by trying to ban one of our major environmentally agreeable ways of using power.
Wind farming gains Australia billions of dollars and is a renewable energy source, so it doesn't create pollution. Sign the petition and you'll be helping Australia to stay green.
See for details:
The Greek people were asked in the 5th July Referendum to accept the outline of the agreement submitted by the European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund at the Eurogroup of 25/06/15 made up of two parts which constitute their unified proposal:
The first document is entitled: Reforms for the completion of the current program and beyond and the second is Preliminary Debt Sustainability Analysis.
- Whichever citizens reject the proposal by the three institutions vote: Not Approved / NO
- Whichever citizens agree with the proposal by the three institutions vote: Approved /YES
The documents are provided in english and greek in the following links:
MORE INFORMATION ON WHY THE GREEKS HAVE LOST THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS:
- Preliminary report of truth committee on public dept (English and Greek):
More than 62 per cent of the country voted 'Oxi', or 'No', on Sunday – a stunning result that defied poll predictions of a cliffhanger.
STAND UP & BE COUNTED OVER NHS! SIGN THE PETITION NOW..BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!
I wrote an article 20yrs ago ..which was printed in the Evening Times -Glasgow..
with regards to the state of the NHS. Nothing seems to have changed! If anything it's worse than ever!! Basically, I was saying that nurses were over-worked, underpaid, under-staffed while the so called 'Fat Cats' balanced the books ie tried to run the NHS as a business , forgetting about the needs of the patients & all staff concerned with their welfare.
I organised a written petition & circulated it all over Glasgow with the intent to send it to Mr Major at 10 Downing Street. Sadly, it never came to fruition as it was all leg work back then. Now we have instantaneous links with social media etc therefore we can make things happen & get results immediately.
Please sign the petition to save our NHS before it's too late! After all,
it's for the benefit of us, our children & our children's children!
The article I wrote was published in the Evening Times (Glasgow) in the column -First Person (for use by the general public to express their views on any topic)
The date of publication was Thursday, August 31st.1995 by Jean Leitch, Medical supplies Manager -Titled- Stand up and be counted over NHS.
20yrs later nothing's changed!As I said..f anything things are worse!
I qualified as a nurse in 1974 (nursed for 13yrs) & continued to be connected for over 20 yrs with the NHS.
I wrote the above mentioned article because I saw the unrest between doctors & nurses. They were in a ridiculous situation so I felt the need to put my thought in writing. AGAIN PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION....TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Thank you for your time in this matter.
Jean Douglas (formerly Leitch)
We the People from all around the world, who have signed below,
Expressing our sincere respect to Harvard University, its high culture, traditions, and immense contribution to the development of the world civilization, maintenance and promotion of universal human values, as well as its adherence to the principles of the best scientific approaches,
Unswervingly believing in the right of each individual to the pursuit of happiness, enshrined in the Preamble to the United States Declaration of Independence,
Recalling that, as stated in Article 3 of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, ‘religion, morality and knowledge’ are ‘essential to the happiness of mankind’,
Considering Harvard University’ s role as the embodiment of the fountain of knowledge and the high moral ground on the world stage, and based on Article 3 of the Ordinance, simultaneously, being aware of its position as the keeper of happiness,
With the purpose of highlighting people’s natural desire to realize their dreams and targets, using every chance to attain success, especially if on the top of this is the achievement of happiness itself, –
Request Harvard University to:
This is a petition to bring Kohalu to Akon 27 to demonstrate how to make his animatronic Morgana wings in a panel.
Centre Médico-Social (CMS) de Bamako (Mali)
Pétition « Expliquez-nous»
Les membres adhérents de l’Association Internationale de Santé du Mali (AISM) - organe de gestion du CMS de Bamako - les ayants droit ainsi que les bénéficiaires sociaux du dit-CMS sont inquiets, s’interrogent et souhaitent avoir des explications de la part de la Tutelle du Conseil d’administration du CMS.
Constatant que :
Une structure du CMS (le laboratoire) est fermée aux patients depuis le 7 mai 2015,
Les prestations paramédicales du CMS sont ainsi réduites, au détriment des adhérents et autres bénéficiaires,
Aucune information explicative préalable n’a été donnée à ce sujet à quiconque, ni aux adhérents ni à la préposée en charge de cette structure.
Considérant que :
Le CMS et son fonctionnement constitue un acquis majeur pour la communauté,
Aucune mesure ne justifie ni la forme ni les conditions dans lesquelles a eu lieu cette fermeture,
Depuis qu’existe le CMS, tous les médecins expatriés français qui se sont succédé au CMS ainsi que les médecins - conseils qui se sont succédé à l’Ambassade de France, n’ont jamais, à notre connaissance, exprimé la moindre crainte, le moindre doute quant à la qualité des services rendus par cette structure médicale,
Il est impossible qu’en plus de 20 ans, Ambassadeurs et Médecins successifs aient pu fermer les yeux sur des risques éventuels mettant en danger la vie de nos compatriotes.
S’inquiétant de ce que :
Cette fermeture précipitée - et jusqu’à présent injustifiée à nos yeux - n’entraîne une perte de revenus pour le CMS et une baisse notoire de sa patientèle,
La pérennité du CMS puisse être mise en danger,
L’emploi du personnel local puisse être menacé,
Les élus des Français du Mali (Conseillers consulaires et Conseiller élu à l’AFE) et les Présidents des Associations représentatives des Français de l’étranger (FDM-ADFE et UFE) n’aient pas été associés dès le début, à la réflexion sur le CMS.
1. Le caractère brutal de cet acte imposé par la Tutelle,
2. L’ignorance dans laquelle est tenue la communauté française des conclusions de la mission d’évaluation venue de Paris à la demande de la Tutelle,
3. Le manque de considération et de respect dus à des personnes qui ont contribué à la survie du CMS, quels que soient les événements (à titre d’exemples : départ du médecin-chef en 2007, licenciement économique de plusieurs employés de l’Ambassade affectés au CMS, coup d’état de 2012 et ses conséquences, etc.),
4. Une volonté de démanteler le CMS,
5. Le non-respect des organes de gestion du CMS.
Demandent à la Tutelle et à l’AISM
La tenue d’une Assemblée générale extraordinaire au cours de laquelle seront données des informations précises sur le présent et l’avenir du CMS.
En réfèrent aux Elus, représentants des Français à l’étranger
Les Conseillers consulaires élus de la circonscription de Bamako
Les Conseillers à l’Assemblée des Français de l’Etranger (AFE), élus de la circonscription d’Afrique Occidentale
In many countries birth certificates are issued by the federal government of the country someone was born in. In Canada birth certificates are issued by the provincial/territorial government where someone is born.
There is no border separating Canadian provinces/territories from each other. Someone with a birth certificate from one province/territory can move to another province/territory whenever they want because they are still in the country, while someone with a birth certificate from one country can't just move to another country without applying and being accepted in.
Canada is one country, not 13 separate countries. Why should each province/territory have separate birth certificates if the people with those birth certificates are all from the same country and can move around freely in that country? There are 13 provincial/territorial governments separately doing the same thing.
Birth certificates are proof of what country a person was born in, so they should be issued by the federal government of that country.
As a collective, we Cricket Lovers put a lot back in to our game. Whether we are watching, playing, coaching, talking about it, buying equipment and so on, we put a lot of ourselves in to the pursuit. Cricket teaches you a lot about yourself, other people and about fair play.
Kevin Pietersen is massively reported on in either glowing or derogatory terms. This petition has got nothing to do with that. It is about allowing people to flourish and about setting the right example. I don’t believe that the ECB are setting a good example, by preventing him from playing. Nor do I think that we supporters of the game of cricket deserve to be denied the chance to watch one of the best cricketing entertainers in the world play at the highest level this summer. As the cricketing public they serve, I think that the ECB owe it to us to get over themselves and select Kevin for cricketing reasons.
If you agree with this, then please sign our online petition. We can have our voices united and make ECB listen.
Please share this and help it gain momentum.
Thank you in advance.
Another Cricket Lover.
This petition to seek pardon & full immunity for Salman Khan in the hit and run case on the basis of his support to the Indian Community.
We have many reasons to support him.
> More than 600 Kids sponsored for heart surgeries
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Dexter Beckstead started coaching wrestling in 1972 at the Junior High level. With over 40 years of experience and coaching in numerous leagues (Narrows, Metro, KingCo just to name a few), he has become a well known name and highly respected in the wrestling world.
When taking the Eastlake job there were only 11 wrestlers on the squad. In 4 years time he has more than doubled the amount of wrestlers participating (27). Prior to Coach Beckstead, Eastlake would take a few wrestlers to state every couple of years. In Becksteads' tenure he has sent at least one wrestler to state every year!!
Coach Beckstead has a passion for wrestling. This is evident in the amount of free time he provides to the kids. He started a freestyle club at Eastlake, volunteers time in Seattle running little kids clubs, taking kids to freestyle tournaments on his own time, donating funds to the booster club every year, making sure every wrestler has the proper equipment whether they can afford it or not!!
He even went so far to save the district thousands of dollars on transportation by only getting a bus to the away matches and having the kids carpooled home.
Dexter Beckstead is a selfless human being. The kind of person any parent would want to have as a Coach for there child. We cant say enough about how much we appreciate this Man!!!
Thank you for taking the time to read this and like this page if you agree And would like to see a Wonderful coach get REINSTATED!!
-Parent of Becksteads Wrestlers
This effort is being made to provide Duluth residents an opportunity to voice their opinion about the damaging effects, to our political process, to our democracy, of huge amounts of unaccounted for money being infused into our election process since multinational corporate money was declared to be legally the same as an individual person’s right to free speech and since multinational corporations, even foreign multinational corporations, were declared to be identical, in the eyes of the law, as an individual person.
Since Citizens United, in 2010, the people have become less, and less, in control of our election process as their voices, and their freedom of speech, are being drowned out by Dark Money and Super PAC money.
We must have transparency in our political process.
We must get our country back into the hands of the people!
Gustavo Machin, the deputy director for American affairs at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has stated that Assata Shakur, fka Joanne Chesimard, would not be returned to New Jersey now that Cuba and the United States are restoring diplomatic relations.
Said Machin, "I can say it is off the table." Expressing doubt about the fairness and validity of Assata Shakur's criminal trial that took place in New Jersey in 1977, he added “There are very serious doubts about that case....We consider that a politically motivated case against that lady."
Although, State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke maintains that extradition is still on the table Assata Shakur's attorney, Lennox Hinds, a professor at Rutgers University, said “I think it is a spin being put out by the U.S. government. I have no reason to give any credence to it,” Hinds said. He said that Cuban authorities recently told him that Assata Shakur’s political asylum would not be revoked.
It has come to our attention through a knowledgeable source that the softball field at Cambier Park may be at risk for dismantling.
The City of Naples has hired a consultant, David Barth of Gainesville, to create a master plan for all the city parks. A survey will be delivered at random to several hundred residents living within the City of Naples limits to gather pertinent information on the current uses of and desired wishes for our City parks. Based on results of the survey and recommendations of the consultant, one unfavorable outcome, previously discussed, could be the removal of the softball field at Camber Park.
This proposal should arouse significant community opposition, as there is history and legacy in the field, as proven by the many banners hanging in the outfield.
It would be a terrible decision to demolish the Cambier Park softball field. The continuation of a successful softball tradition in Naples requires an adequate playing facility and the Cambier Park field has been proudly preserved and enhanced for many years by the Naples Girls Softball Little League organization, players and families.
This petition draws notice to all concerned community members who have appreciated our local softball history and to all who wish for the continued success of youth softball, which relies on the accessibility and availability of a dedicated field to these children.
In recent times our library has been reduced to a third of its size, and the cafeteria and the gym were closed.
The school in a quest to save money arbitrarily decided students who do not attend school at the main campus do not need fully equipped libraries, cafeterias or gyms.
We, as students at the Troy satellite campus in Montgomery, respectfully request that those services be restored.
The Communist Party of Canada is Canada's 2nd oldest political party. It has been wrongfully outlawed 3 times in it's almost 100 year history in Canada; and had to WIN a Supreme Court Battle just to remain a party in existence.
Over the years they have fought to bring in things such as : public health care and unemployment insurance. They represent the People, are for the People, and are a party of the People. Let's give them the opportunity to speak for the People!
They have earned the right to speak to Canada.
Jackie Keith Whitley began his journey on the stage at the tender age of 4. By the age of 8 he was performing on the radio. By the time his early teens rolled around he was recording with major artists of the time and touring. He was sought out for his talent in both musical and vocal abilities. He graced our lives with his voice and songs his entire journey till he went on to the greatest stage of them all in 1989.
He made a giant mark on the music industry, mainly his love, Country Music. Many well known artist looked to him as one to follow in the foot steps of as they began their Country Music Journey. Many of them still walk their steps one at a time in the music industry and have made their own significant mark on music history, but their steps started in the desire to follow the ones that Keith Whitley had already imprinted firmly into the progressive roots of Country Music,keeping them entwined with the roots of Country Music's forefathers enabling them to grow into what Country Music is today and shining a promising light on new generations that are still to come into Country Music.
Keith Whitley was not just a singer that left Country Music too soon. He is a true Country artist whose music is still loved and being shared with those just now starting to find their love and passion for music. Like music, he will never die as long as he is remembered. It is time that he is remembered and held up in the place he has earned and deserves. His place in The Country Music Hall of Fame.
The Duveneck PTA Executive Board is voting on an 8-classroom pilot (4th & 5th Gr classrooms) to test new furniture with the goal of providing 1) a more flexible and adaptive learning environment, and 2) ergonomic benefits around posture, comfort and health. The total cost to purchase 200 desks and 200 chairs is as of 3/11/15, $74,000. This is six times more than the cost of our conventional desk and chair.
We feel this is not a prudent use of funds. Here are a number of questions and comments from concerned Duveneck community members re this purchase:
• What benefit does this high price tag deliver to our children’s education?
• Current chairs are functional and in good order. No chair purchase should be made.
• Not convinced that it is necessary to purchase high-end tables to make classroom environments flexible and adaptive for learning. Present classroom tables and desks can easily be moved around. It is not necessary to purchase top of the line tables.
• Need to show fiscal responsibility especially in light of the upcoming Parcel Tax renewal.
• If posture, comfort and health are a concern, could we not incorporate exercises and activities into PE or the classroom? No cost and would benefit all Duveneck students.
• Applying this significant amount of funding to school furniture is an ineffective use of money and the project needs to be reevaluated in its entirety.
It has been proven that Daylight Saving Time increases risks for certain health related issues. It has not been proven that the time change saves residents, businesses or the State Government any money.
Our estate , Treegrove @ Woodlands, is a new and very much well maintained estate. Neighbours have been looking out for one another and there has been no major dispute. We live in a harmonious and peaceful environment. However, there is one issue that has yet to be resolved or spoken of again.
Since this is a new estate, majority of the occupants consists of newly married couple and couple with young kids. We believe the playground that is situated in between block 887B and block 887C is dangerous and is not children friendly. The structure of the playground features a spiderweb-like outlook. It does not look like a playground that is suitable for young kids but more suitable for the older kids which defeats the purpose of its existence there.
As mentioned earlier, since this is a new estate, the occupants mostly comprises of young couples and small kids. Even if the older kids were playing, what if they miss their footing while on the spiderweb net and happen to fall on the ground hurting themselves or worse, hurting a much younger kid running below the net?
Some of us have highlighted this issue during the MP house visit done last year 3rd June 2014 to Ms Ellen Lee however till now, there has been no action taken.
According to the PARCC 2015 testing manual, “non-testing students” and other “unauthorized visitors” are “prohibited from entering the testing environment.”
Although the Dumont School District has discussed security breaches over and over again, they seem to have ignored the written statements of this manual. Appendix C, the “State Policy Addendum,” pages 102-105, details New Jersey's specific policy.
In reference to sections 5.10 and 6.4:
“STC calls LEA Test Coordinator immediately to report student misconduct (i.e. refusing to test, disruptive behavior, unauthorized electronics, cheating.) STC completes testing irregularity/security breach form documenting situation and provides form to LEA Test Coordinator. LEA Test Coordinator contacts Office of Assessment immediately upon receiving call from STC. LEA Test Coordinator must upload completed testing irregularity/security breach form to PearsonAccess within two days.”
Allowing refusers to sit and "read" for the full testing time, is a great distraction and risk to the validity of the PARCC exam. If we are to assume that Test Administrators must follow the PARCC protocol that is outlined in the Test Coordinator Manual, students whose parents submit written refusal notifications should not be permitted in the testing environment. If administrators disregard PARCC protocol and knowingly place non-testing students in the testing room, those administrators must then, complete a testing irregularity/security breach form.
With great probability a student sitting longer than 30 minutes, with or without reading material, will become irritable. A great risk is being taken by the Dumont School system in allowing a refuser into the testing room.
Kami rakyat Malaysia yang prihatin memohon Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sri Paduka Baginda Yang Di-Pertuan Agong untuk menolak permohonan pengampunan Dato' Sri Anwar Ibrahim. Kami berpendapat Dato' Sri Anwar Ibrahim benar benar bersalah dan harus menerima hukuman setimpal dengan perbuatannya. Perbuatannya bukan hanya mencemar nilai nilai budaya orang Melayu tetapi juga melanggar hukum Agama Islam yang suci ini.