AstraZeneca cancer drug fails its trials

first_img ASTRAZENECA has dropped its experimental prostate cancer drug zibotentan from the late stages of trials, it said yesterday.The pill failed efficacy tests following a review by the Independent Data Monitoring Committee (IDMC).The withdrawal of the product is a blow to the UK’s second largest drugmaker, which has also seen trial failures for separate cancer drugs recentin and vandetanib.The company is now pinning hopes on the drug passing an alternative trial, in which it is combined with chemotherapy.Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men.“While R&D is becoming more scientifically challenging, governments are adding ever greater layers of regulation to clinical trials, driving up costs and development times,” commented Philip Stevens of research consultancy the Covent Garden Writers Group. AstraZeneca cancer drug fails its trials KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Share whatsappcenter_img whatsapp Monday 7 February 2011 8:51 pm Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Danny Cipriani goes through his rap sheet on the Clare Balding Show

first_imgThursday Oct 16, 2014 Danny Cipriani goes through his rap sheet on the Clare Balding Show Former England flyhalf Danny Cipriani has had his fair share of time in the naughty corner, so in this preview of tonight’s Clare Balding Show, he discusses some of the more infamous incidents. Arsenal footballer Alex Oxlade Chamberlain is on hand to pick him out on the details.View the show on BT Sport 1 at 22:15 tonight with repeats on Friday 17th at 14:30 and 17:30 on BT Sport 2, Monday 20th at 19:00 on BT Sport 2 and Wednesday 22nd at 21:00 on BT Sport 1. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

AD Classics: Westcott House / Frank Lloyd Wright

first_imgArchDaily Projects AD Classics: Westcott House / Frank Lloyd Wright Text description provided by the architects. One of the first and only examples of the Prairie Style in Ohio, the Westcott House became a significant work in the prescribed methodology of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture.  Save this picture!Recommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersCompleted in 1908 for Burton J. Westcott and his family after moving the Westcott Motor Company from Richmond, Indiana, the Westcott House is an early staple in Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic detailing and integration of a building into its landscape.Completed shortly after Wright’s trip to Japan, the Westcott House implements similar Japanese styling’s that enhance the low-lying, horizontality of the house and its connection to the landscape.Save this picture!As an early example of the Prairie Style, the Westcott House does not have the low projecting planes as some of Wright’s later works; however, it marks the beginning of the open plan, expansive windows, and Wright’s organic detailing.Save this picture!In many ways, the Westcott House displays continuity on Wrights work; the low pitched roof plane that overhangs the second floor terraces, the large fireplace that protrudes through the volume of the house, and most of all the long window bays that open up the interior to the natural light.Save this picture!The Westcott house stretches across the landscape where the elongated volume of the house is continued by extended patios and pergolas that connect the main house to the horse stables and the garage.  Save this picture!In Wright’s initial design from 1908, there were shallow pools – inspired by his trip to Japan – that complimented the horizontality of the house as well as establishing a deeper relationship between the house and the landscape.Save this picture!One of the most interesting aspects of Wright’s design does not actually occur within the main house, rather Wright’s most innovative designs for the Westcott House is the garage.Save this picture! At the time when the house was being designed and constructed, cars were unable to reverse, so Wright incorporated a turntable similar to those found in train yards that would turn the car around upon exiting the garage.Save this picture!Unfortunately, there were extensive renovations to the interior of the house during the 1940s that took place after the passing of Burton J. Westcott, which led to the exchange of owners over the next 60 years.  After the passing Westcott, one of the owners transformed the open planned house into five apartment units. Ultimately the house fell into disrepair and anonymity among the architecture community and among Wright’s own references.In 2000, the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy discovered Wright’s lost work in Springfield, Ohio and purchased the building to restore it to its original allure and detailing. Save this picture!After 5 years and over 400 volunteers, the conservancy was finally able to restore the Westcott House back to Wright’s initial design specifications and was able to open the house to the public in October 2005.Save this picture!Although, it’s rough journey through several owners led to the houses degradation for over a half century, Wright’s Westcott House embodies the early principles of the Prairie Style, while living on as a lost treasure of the master architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessVolume # 26: Architecture of PeaceArticlesSendai Update from Architecture for Humanity: Moving from Relief to RecoveryArticles Share Copy+ 20Houses•Springfield, United States Save this picture!Written by Andrew Kroll Share AD Classics: Westcott House / Frank Lloyd WrightSave this projectSaveAD Classics: Westcott House / Frank Lloyd Wright ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Frank Lloyd Wright Year Completion year of this architecture project United States “COPY” Year:  Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 1908 CopyAbout this officeFrank Lloyd WrightOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsResidential ArchitectureHousesSpringfieldResidentialHousesUnited StatesPublished on April 07, 2011Cite: Andrew Kroll. “AD Classics: Westcott House / Frank Lloyd Wright” 07 Apr 2011. 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PRIMERA / r+d studio

first_imgPhotographs:  Niveditaa Gupta Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses India Projects Area:  4500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Interiors: 2015 Year:  PRIMERA / r+d studio Architects: R+D Studio Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyHouses•Gurgaon, India Manufacturers: Saint-Gobain, Cladding, JK White Cement PRIMERA / r+d studioSave this projectSavePRIMERA / r+d studio Shivan & Narresh Homes Save this picture!© Niveditaa Gupta+ 35 Share Architecture Team:Shikha Doogar, Shridhar Rao, Rachita Malhotra, Sanchit Arora, Shreya Gera, Rashmi SinghClient:Narresh KukkrejaCity:GurgaonCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaRecommended ProductsSkylightsKalwall®Skyroofs® – Specialty Skyroof® ApplicationsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorText description provided by the architects. The architecture of the house explores a play of volumes, materials and stark play of light & shadow. The volume blocking is strong & rigid with a further accentuation through contrasting materials – the stunning corten steel with stark whites. Corten steel is used prominently on the façade with seamless joining techniques following a strict geometry. The monotony of white blocks is broken with sharp block patterns created through aluminum grooves.Save this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaThe house performs multi-functional role to suit the lifestyle of the clients – metamorphosing its spaces in a live-work-play system. From a cozy family den, to a design studio to spaces to exhibit their love for art and a space for hosting soirees for large group of guests – the house was to serve a multitude of purposes leading to a smart segregation of functions for privacy as well as creating transformational spaces to suit a variety of situations.Save this picture!AxonometricThe interiors take a minimalist route with clean walls featuring art collections of the owners. The challenge of the interiors lay in translating the fashion philosophy of the brand into a spatial story. This involved taking the most recognizable facet of the brand, that is Color-blocking, and exploring interiors through that. Hence, the usage of color blocked carpets, surfaces clad in teak to create stark contrasts with the white walls. The main living room features an eclectic brass chandelier composed of saxophones, reminiscing the brand’s love for retro eras. Brass highlights have been featured in furniture to infuse minimalist glamour.Save this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaWhile the ground floor follows a more formal tone to spaces & interiors, the first floor houses a private suite in the form of linear spaces that join & split to move from public to private. From an entry through the middle into the bar lounge, the space takes a loft-like approach through a pergola sun roof allowing natural light, sliding industrial doors and striped marble. This section houses a bar lounge for entertainment which opens into a linear open air exhibition space, a design studio, and bedroom attached to a lyrically monochromatic bathroom.Save this picture!© Niveditaa GuptaProject gallerySee allShow lessAndronikos Hotel Santorini / KLab ArchitectureSelected ProjectsUWC Dilijan College / Tim Flynn ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeR+D StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGurgaonIndiaPublished on September 17, 2016Cite: “PRIMERA / r+d studio” 16 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersEducational3MProjection Screen Whiteboard FilmPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo in The Gateway ArchSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in Kansas City University BuildingGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Curved Glass PrintingMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamChairs / StoolsFreifrauBarstool – OnaSealants / ProtectorsWoodenha IndustriesFireproofing System for Wood Cladding – BIME®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?PRIMERA住宅 / r+d studio是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Casa Conte / Iscattolin

first_imgArchDaily Year:  Landscape Architecture Cable Impianti s.r.l. “COPY” Casa Conte / IscattolinSave this projectSaveCasa Conte / Iscattolin Photographs CopyAbout this officeIscattolinOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsLandscape ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookResanaItalyPublished on April 23, 2021Cite: “Casa Conte / Iscattolin” 23 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Giuseppe Scattolin CopyLandscape Architecture, Houses•Resana, Italy Lead Architects: Area:  1685 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Italy 2018 Paint Contractor For “Marmorino”:Zanatta MircoPaint Contractor:Matteo StellinWooden Windows Contractor:Falegnameria Pan LuigiPaint Contractor For “Marmorino:Zanatta MircoMetal Coatings Contractor:Lattonerie Piva s.r.l.Wooden Floor Structure Contractor:Tonin Legnami s.r.l.Plant Engineer:Studio Vincenzo ConteBuilding Constructor:Costruzioni edili BonamigoCity:ResanaCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marco ZantaRecommended ProductsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. The building complex is the result of ten years of collaboration with the client. The different built extensions derived from the evolution of the household, which during the time has matured several needs of the five children for the use of the house.Save this picture!© Marco ZantaThe central focus, which was first built by the design of another architect, was revitalized and changed through the gradual integration of new buildings, used for the residence of the bigger children of the family, for the opening spaces of the living area, for the gym for home use with a wellness area with indoor pool, for a place to study, reading and compilation of scientific texts, and on the west side for various areas of service for the management of the large outdoor area and for the place of reception of the custody personnel.Save this picture!© Marco ZantaSave this picture!© Marco ZantaThe real project challenge has therefore developed on the control of a large complex, characterized by the sophisticated articulation of the connecting paths and by the construction carried out for successive time.Save this picture!© Marco ZantaThe design of the project volume followed an accurate study of the places and the client’s needs, pursuing formal and plastic continuity objectives. This goal was achieved through appropriate control of heights, of the trend and orientation of coverage, of the use of natural light, making a progressive dimensioning of the solids and voids, thanks to the massive presence of arcades, typical of the countryside, and of terraces for access to the rooftop.Save this picture!© Marco ZantaSave this picture!© Marco ZantaThe architectural project made a skillful and calibrated use of building materials, aimed to the mitigating volume and to their inclusion in the adjacent agricultural area. The first part of the complex is characterized by the use of traditional materials, as the “coccio pesto” plaster, the wood, the brick tiles on the roof. These materials on the north area of the house are replaced by the extensive use of glass and metal, wanting to ensure a sweeter insertion in the countryside.Save this picture!© Marco ZantaSave this picture!© Marco ZantaThe defined master plan makes clear the recourse to inner and secure courts, like counterpoint elements between buildings and at the same time opportunity connects visually between blocks, they become the place of meditation and the contemplation of the green and of the architecture.Save this picture!© Marco ZantaThe presence of the natural green, always of native essence, is used as an enhancement element of the buildings and to give greater well-being to the inhabitants. The project aims to give back to the observer the picture of a modern country house, functional to the modern residence in this context, respecting its architectural and environmental peculiarities.Save this picture!© Marco ZantaProject gallerySee allShow lessTerra Bean to Bar / Soar Design StudioSelected ProjectsKoenigstadt-Quartier Berlin / Tchoban Voss ArchitektenSelected Projects Share Casa Conte / Iscattolin Manufacturers: Ares, ITLAS, Magis, Azzurra ceramica, Fabbian illuminazione, Tonalite ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Marco Zanta Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Marco Zanta+ 24Curated by Paula Pintos Share Plumbing Contractor: Architects: Iscattolin Area Area of this architecture project Electrical contractor: Termotecnica Europa s.r.l.last_img read more

US-based website passes itself off as the DEC Tsunami Appeal site

first_img Howard Lake | 5 February 2005 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digitalcenter_img US-based website passes itself off as the DEC Tsunami Appeal site Nicky Wolfe, Commercial Director at London Web Communication who developed and host the official DEC site, said: “We were made aware first thing this morning of this deception and immediately took steps to track down the perpetrators. We very quickly traced the rogue website to a web hosting company in the States. The company in the States is now assisting in tracking down the individuals concerned whom it seems are operating out of Romania.“It is very important that any member of the public who has the slightest suspicion when asked to donate that they contact us at London Web Communications immediately or a representative from the DEC. We have to ensure that everyone who donates money to this very worthwhile appeal, actually has their donation going to the benefit of the right people.”The DEC wound down its public appeal last week and is no longer actively encouraging donations. The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) and the website developers London Web Communication, report that a website being run from America is purporting to be the official DEC Tsunami Appeal Web site.The site at appears to be run by an individual for their own benefit. It uses an old version of the genuine Disasters Emergency Committee website.The domain name was registered on 1 February 2005 and shortly afterwards the site was promoted via spam emails with the subject line “Urgent Tsunami Earthquake Appeal”. Advertisementlast_img read more

The Major Charities: An Independent Guide

first_img Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Major Charities: An Independent Guide About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Hertz Must Unload Thousands of Cars as Part of Bankruptcy

first_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 72 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it As part of its bankruptcy proceedings, rental car giant Hertz will have to offload nearly 200,000 cars by the end of this year, according to a recent U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.Hertz, which has a location in Pasadena, filed for bankruptcy in May and must dispose of at least 182,521 leased cars by Dec. 31, the filing reads.This is part of a $650-million temporary deal the company made with a creditor group, reported The Wall Street Journal.The deal requires Hertz to pay its asset-backed securities lenders $650 million of rent in equal installments per month from July to December.Hertz will be allowed to retain $900 from each car it sells, according to The WSJ. The remainder will go toward repaying the lenders.Used car sales have rebounded well during the COVID-19 pandemic while new-car sales are lagging.In May, before the bankruptcy announcement, Business Insider reported that the rental car giant put more than 20 Chevrolet Corvette Z06s up for sale at steeply discounted prices. They all sold within days. Business News Hertz Must Unload Thousands of Cars as Part of Bankruptcy STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 3:43 pm Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Community News HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Top of the News center_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Board hears STEM partnership proposal for IR schools

first_imgLocal NewsEducation WhatsApp Twitter Twitter utpb Under a revised proposed STEM-based partnership between the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and Ector County Independent School District, Zavala Elementary School and Ector Middle School would become charter schools with a STEM focus.The ECISD Board of Trustees heard a presentation on the possibility during a work study session Tuesday in the board room of the administration building. Zavala, Ector and Noel Elementary School are in their fifth year of improvement required status under state accountability standards.ECISD has eight campuses on improvement required status under state accountability standards. With Zavala and Noel Elementary schools and Ector Middle School in their fifth year of improvement required, if they don’t come off, the campuses will face closure or the Texas Education Commissioner will appoint a board of managers over the whole district.UTPB Dean of the College of Education Selina Mireles said she and other UTPB officials learned about Senate Bill 1882, which would allow the partnership, at a Texas Charter School Association meeting. UTPB has a charter school, the UTPB STEM Academy that currently has students in kindergarten through ninth grade. Pinterest 1 of 3 ECISD, UTPB logos utpb For UTPB, the partnership would provide research opportunities for its staff; field-based learning for its student-teachers and professors; support for its UTPB STEM Academy in areas like counseling, special education, English as a second language and fine arts.It would establish a prekindergarten through UTPB pipeline for students.Under this arrangement UTPB would be the managing partner and have decision-making authority in many instances, although the university officials said they feel it must be a true partnership between the entities.If the partnership comes to be, the in-district charter status of Zavala and Ector would have to remain in place for 10 years.This raised many questions among the trustees about details on how this would be put in place.Mireles said those would have to be negotiated by the university and the school district, the recap said.The Texas Education Agency is developing a model contract for agreements like this, but that it has not been completed yet.Both sides want to arrange more meetings to discuss details that would have to be worked out before moving into the proposed pact. Mireles said conversations with the school district about the proposal came about around the same time. UTPB learned about Senate Bill 1882 and Superintendent Tom Crowe was talking to TEA. She added that UTPB President Sandra Woodley is very supportive of the proposal.“We just started having discussions about it, so it was sort of at the same time,” Mireles said.She said prior to this initiative she didn’t think there was any flexibility for fifth-year IR campuses.“I know that the commissioner is a very strong proponent of charter schools,” Mireles said. “I think somehow, some way we were blessed with the legislative opportunity to support this kind of initiative.” Crowe said a different plan is being formulated for Noel if the campus doesn’t make it out of IR, although he is confident they will.“The board has directed me to put a plan together for all three schools. We’re still kind of working on the one for Noel. We’re looking at some other possibilities for it,” Crowe said. He said UTPB chose the STEM theme for Ector and Zavala and approached ECISD with the idea of the partnership.“I put some sort of a proposal together previously that involved a lot of movement without going to an outside agency and then they came with this proposal and I felt like the board needed to see this proposal, as well,” Crowe said.He said if districts partner with an outside charter school, they can have some flexibility on improvement required penalties.Crowe said it was interesting that the state would grant charter schools leeway, but not ISDs.“It’s a little bit frustrating, but it is what it is so we’ve got to deal with it,” Crowe said.He added that ECISD is trying to have discussions at the state level to tell them about the progress being made and how farZavala, Noel and Ector have come, particularly in the last four years.“Is it really right for you to come in and take those over, or make us go with a charter … or would it be better to give us the two extra years?” Crowe said.Originally, there was flexibility until the legislature changed them in the last session and the district found out last summer.“That’s not right. You should at least grandfather those that hit the five year (mark) because there are campuses right now that have eight years. Midland has one at seven years. Houston has one at eight years,” Crowe said.He said he has talked to Rep. Brooks Landgraf, R-Odessa, and Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, and “hopefully they’ll be on our side as we talk to the commissioner.”“If we were just sitting by doing nothing, that would be one thing but look at the changes we’ve made over the past five years in leadership at those campuses, in the direction at these campus, in everything. You’ve got to let us finish that out before you come in and say, ‘We’re taking over,’” Crowe said. On separate items:The board received a monthly update from Noel Elementary, Zavala Elementary and Ector Middle School.Ector representatives told trustees about moving to a sixth-grade block schedule for the spring semester, providing support for some gifted and talented students who are underperforming and providing more reading support, the recap said.Zavala Elementary went next and highlighted third-grade reading where the percentage of kids in Tier 1 (high) is up and the percentage in Tier 3 (low) is down, and in fourth grade 86 percent of the students involved in tutoring have shown growth.Noel Elementary Principal Stacy Johnson said that most areas are growing and they are continuing the interventions and activities they’ve been using, the recap said.Trustees also received a report on Bonham Middle School’s campus turnaround plan.TEA requires each campus in the improvement required process to complete a turnaround plan that outlines the school’s approach to producing significant and sustainable gains.Principal James Ramage talked to school board members about the root causes of the school’s struggles being a lack of quality Tier 1 instruction and improving classroom management.The school is looking to implement AVID school-wide, meaning AVID strategies and activities are incorporated into all classrooms not just the AVID elective classes, the recap said.It includes an AVID Excel component which would focus on English language learners. Components of AVID Excel include coursework, professional learning, family connections, and biliteracy, the recap said.The board reviewed a request for the Odessa High School Bronchettes to travel to Orlando, Fla. The trip will be from June 9-13 and will include a performance/workshop in addition to sightseeing, the recap said. Previous articleBOYS SOCCER: Permian earns draw against Abilene WylieNext articleHIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Jan. 16 scoreboard admin Board hears STEM partnership proposal for IR schools By admin – January 16, 2018 Facebook Facebook Zavala and Ector would become in-district charter schools designed to meet Texas Science Technology, Engineering and Math (T-STEM) and college and career readiness standards, the board recap said.Potential benefits from the partnership would be:Zavala and Ector would receive a two-year suspension of penalties from being improvement required under the proposal. Through Senate Bill 1882, more than $1 million of funding is available over the next two years to support the implementation at Zavala.The STEM implementation will focus on areas relevant to the Permian Basin and at-risk factors for students, the recap said. ECISD 2017 NEW logo Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

GEEK TO ME: Consider replacing Quicken

first_imgLocal NewsBusinessGeek to Me GEEK TO ME: Consider replacing Quicken Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp >> Jeff Werner is a software engineer and has been writing this column since 2007. Question: I tried to log into my Quicken software which I have had on my computer since the ‘90s. My last version was 2014. When it came up, it was a different Quicken screen asking for all types of private information before I could continue with a new version (I believe it was dated 2017). It indicated it was going to subscription only availability and I would have to pay an annual fee. Not wanting to give my info, I backed out of the software to where I could do research on the Quicken site. I found they were going to this method for costs and better service reasons (plus they mention you can still use it for manual entries without going online). Before going back into it to download this new service, I went to my files to try and load my last session of 12/11/20 and found out they somehow went into my Document files and removed all the Quicken software except my QDF file and there is no way to pull up this old data to find my balances, latest checks written, vendors I pay, etc. I do no online work with my Quicken. I use it to write checks, reconcile my statements, etc. (wherein I have to manually input the data required to do so.) How can they (Quicken) access my computer to take these old version files off of my computer without my permission? There has been no notification (to my knowledge) that this was going to happen. Suspicious as I am I ran two different virus programs to verify that I had no viruses, nor malware on my system. I do not understand how someone can go into my computer and remove files without my permission and how/when did they notify customers that this was going to happen. Is this a legal thing for them to do?– Karen H.Crestview, Florida Answer: I’m no lawyer, Karen, and I don’t even play one on TV. But I am a software engineer, and a geek, and I can tell you that the way most consumers view software is not the same as the view of the company that produces it. When you purchase software, you are not actually buying the software itself, but rather, a limited license to install and use it, usually within the boundaries of a voluminous End-User License Agreement, also called a EULA. From your viewpoint, someone accessed your files, but from their point of view, the files belong to them. The most likely scenario is that you downloaded a Quicken update, which took it upon itself to remove your current single-PC version, and install the latest and greatest product, which is their new cloud-based subscription service. I would be very surprised if there wasn’t some warning during the process that this was going to occur. Unfortunately, most people have a bad habit of clicking Next-Next-Next without reading what’s being displayed. So, from here the issue gets more complicated. If you accept the premise that your files weren’t simply deleted, but were in fact replaced with something that you don’t necessarily want, the question morphs into, “How can I run my older version of Quicken?” That’s one of those “it depends” issues. One of the biggest dependencies is the version that you purchased in the first place. Most software has a planned end-of-life built into it when it’s released, and newer versions supplant the old as they come out. To find out the low-down on yours, I offer you this:, which links to an article on the Quicken customer support board entitled “Currently Supported Quicken Products (Discontinuation Policy).” It contains a list of various Quicken products, and the Discontinuation Date. Yours might even pre-date the software on this list, by which you can infer that yours is definitely no longer supported. So, what to do? Well, first of all, I recommend securing your data files, so that no matter what else happens, you have viable data when you come out the other side of this. Make a copy of them on a thumb drive, DVD-R, cloud storage, or whatever you choose. Then, de-install Quicken altogether, and re-install the older version that was working for you. That represents something of a line-in-the-sand that you shouldn’t step over if you don’t want to be put on the subscription service. If you’ve read this column for any substantial length of time, you probably know that I don’t do unsolicited product endorsements. Neither do I normally recommend people away from a product unless I have personal experience, and a good reason to do so. With that caveat out of the way, my final thought is that if this whole subscription model is leaving a bad taste in your mouth, consider whether you should even stay with Quicken. There are other financial software products available, and some of them are even free. Spend some time with Google, and search for “Quicken alternatives.” If you believe the reviews (and I always recommend taking those with a grain of salt) some are even better than the pay-to-use Quicken software. To view additional content, comment on articles, or submit a question of your own, visit my website at (not .com!) Twittercenter_img TAGS  Facebook Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 7, 2021 Twitter Previous articleBurkina Faso hospitals struggle with new wave of COVID-19Next articleThompson, Oregon State visit Colorado Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more