first_img Twitter Goshen Community Schools changing 6th-12th Grade in-class plan WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Google+ Google+ (Photo supplied/ABC 57) The Goshen Community Schools have announced a move to 100 percent in-person classes for secondary students, beginning March 15.The announcement Thursday afternoon moves from Course III for students in grades 6-12, to Course II. That means those students would attend school in-person on a regular Monday-Friday schedule.Those students will still wear masks, maintain six feet of physical distance when possible, and use hand sanitizer frequently along with washing their hands. There will also be one late start day per week, on Wednesdays.This schedule is only in effect for the remainder of the current school year, according to GCS officials. Pinterest Facebook By Tommie Lee – March 4, 2021 0 214 CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleWalorski introduces bill to protect seniors working during the pandemic from financial hardshipNext articleMan, 43, and four young children injured in crash on Indiana Toll Road Tommie Leelast_img read more

first_imgPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo bid farewell to her state Wednesday, using her final State of the State address to praise its citizens’ resilience and sacrifice during the pandemic as she awaits confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Speaking from a largely empty state Capitol in a broadcast address, the Democrat ticked off accomplishments including more jobs, greater private investment, roadwork, and free community college for high school graduates. Raimondo is expected to step down once confirmed by the U.S. Senate, as expected. When that happens, Lt. Gov. Dan McKee, a Democrat, will take over as governor.last_img read more

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FILE – In this April 7, 2017, file photo, people gather at a smoking area in Tokyo. Tokyo is a smokers’ heaven. Despite tougher laws enacted last year, smokers can still light up in small restaurants and bars. Tobacco advertising is allowed on television, cigarette packages don’t contain graphic health warnings, and tobacco is cheap compared to prices in other world cities. Tokyo organizers on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, announced a stringent ban on all tobacco products and vaping devices. Smoking will be banned at any indoor or outdoor Olympic or Paralympic venue _ including perimeter areas being run Tokyo 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)TOKYO — Tokyo is still a smoker’s heaven.Despite tougher laws enacted last year, smokers can light up in some restaurants and bars. Tobacco advertising is allowed on television, cigarette packages don’t contain graphic health warnings, and tobacco is cheap compared to other major cities.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan’s national legislature last year approved a ban on smoking inside public facilities, but the measure was seen as weak and excluded many bars and restaurants.Tokyo’s city government separately enacted tougher rules last year to protect from second-hand smoke. All provisions kick in during the run-up to the Olympics.Smoking is still allowed in small eateries and bars. They make up half of Japanese establishments, where it’s common to see a customer eating with chopsticks in one hand and a cigarette in the other.“Countering passive smoking has long been a concern,” Keiko Nakayama, a Tokyo city government health official, said in a statement to The Associated Press. “We would like to push for approving more anti-smoking measures so people stay healthy longer.”The city’s smoking policy will be reviewed in five years. But more regulation will always face tough opposition despite the fact that smoking has declined in recent years.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ However, don’t expect to puff away at next year’s Tokyo Olympics.Organizers on Thursday announced a stringent ban on all tobacco products and vaping devices. Smoking will be banned at all indoor and outdoor Olympic and Paralympic venues, plus within all perimeter areas of the Tokyo Games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsOrganizers say the prohibition is tougher than regulations for the last two Summer Olympics in London and Rio de Janeiro.“Tokyo 2020 aims to leave a legacy of improved health for the country at large,” organizers said in a statement. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra The Japanese government has a large stake in tobacco. It owns a third of the stock and is the top investor in major cigarette company Japan Tobacco Inc. The industry was a government monopoly until 1985, and is a huge source of tax revenue.Smoking is cheap in Japan compared to other developed countries. A pack of Marlboro cigarettes costs about $5. In London and New York it’s about $14, and in Sydney it’s $20.According to World Health Organization data for 2015, 32.7 percent of Japanese males smoke, compared to 24.4 in the United States. The highest figures were East Timor (78.0) and Indonesia (74.9), and the lowest two were in Africa: Ethiopia (7.6) and Ghana (7.1).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next PLAY LIST 01:24Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next00:50Trending Articles01:13New Year: Sydney celebrates start of 2020 under toxic cloud02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief View comments Adamson posts 1st win in new head coach’s debut Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more