New super’s contract on agenda

first_img Pinterest Facebook Twitter Facebook Local News Ector County Independent School District’s lone finalist for a new superintendent  Scott Muri explains his reasons for coming to Ector County after being named to the position during meeting Tuesday afternoon at the ECISD Administration Building. The Ector County ISD Board of Trustees will meet in executive session at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the board room of the administration building, 802 N. Sam Houston Ave. Trustees will discuss the status of the superintendent’s contract negotiations. Scott Muri, currently superintendent of Spring Branch Independent School District in Houston, was named the lone finalist by the school board April 23 by a 7-0 vote. By law, the school board must wait 21 days before finalizing a contract with Muri. He will replace Interim Superintendent Jim Nelson who was appointed after former Superintendent Tom Crowe retired last fall. The firm of Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates conducted the search for the new school chief. Mike Atkins, the attorney for the school district, said this is not out of the ordinary to have a discussion on the status of the superintendent designee’s contract. At the regular May 14 board meeting, Atkins said he and the board will go over the contract again in executive session. Tentatively, the plan is to have a special meeting May 15 to approve everything. Atkins said that will be the 22nd day. Muri has a bachelor’s degree in intermediate education and middle school education from Wake Forest University; a master’s degree in public school administration from Stetson University in Deland, Fla., and a doctorate in educational leadership from Wingate University in Matthews, N.C. Muri has been superintendent in Spring Branch for four years. During that time, academic achievement gaps narrowed in five of five areas and overall student achievement rose, a news release stated. He oversaw the redesign of the compensation system and recruiting efforts to more effectively recruit and retain employees, the release detailed. Spring Branch has a budget of $300 million, student enrollment of 35,000 ranging from high wealth to economically disadvantaged and 4,600 employees. He also has served as deputy superintendent of academics in Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, which has 96,000 students and 100 campuses. Before that, he spent five years at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in Charlotte, N.C. His roles included area superintendent, zone superintendent and chief information officer overseeing research and evaluation, along with technology infrastructure and instructional technology innovation. He has been an elementary school teacher, middle school math/science teacher, instructional technology specialist and high school dean of students and assistant principal and principal, the release said. WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img TAGS  Previous articlePoetry Readings and Book SigningsFort Worth poet featured in PBPS eventNext articleWoman charged with biting another woman on hand Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Pinterest New super’s contract on agenda Twitterlast_img read more

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Report: Woman died after being hit by foul ball at Dodger Stadium

first_img“Mr. and Mrs. Goldbloom were great Dodgers fans who regularly attended games,” a Dodgers spokesman told ESPN. “We were deeply saddened by this tragic accident and the passing of Mrs. Goldbloom. The matter has been resolved between the Dodgers and the Goldbloom family. We cannot comment further on this matter.”According to ESPN’s research, there have been two other reported deaths linked to balls that left the field of play during an MLB game. A 32-year-old man died one day after he was hit in the head by a thrown ball on Sept. 29, 1943, at Griffith Stadium in Washington. Fourteen-year-old Alan Fish died after he was hit in the head by a foul ball on May 16, 1970, at Dodger Stadium. Dodgers outfielder Manny Mota was batting against San Francisco’s Gaylord Perry when Mota hit a line drive down the first-base line, near the dugout, that struck Fish who was seated two rows from the field. Goldbloom was taken to L.A. County-USC Medical Center, where she underwent emergency surgery for a brain injury. Goldbloom was unresponsive following the surgery and was placed on a ventilator. Her family had her removed from life-support machines and Goldbloom died on Aug. 29.The Dodgers made no comment on the incident until ESPN contacted them.Related Articles LOS ANGELES — A woman who was hit by a batted ball at Dodger Stadium last August died a few days later, according to documents obtained by ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” and details the woman’s daughter provided.Linda Goldbloom, 79, was struck in the head by a foul ball during the Dodgers-Padres game on Aug. 25. According to a Los Angeles County coroner’s report obtained by ESPN, Goldbloom died as a result of “acute intracranial hemorrhage due to history of blunt force trauma.”Goldbloom was at the game with her husband, Erwin, a brother-in-law and sister-in-law to celebrate her recent birthday and wedding anniversary. The Goldblooms had purchased partial-season tickets each of the past 10 years, according to their daughter.The group was sitting in section 106 on the loge level, to the first-base side of home plate and above the seating area protected by netting which has been extended in recent years. The accident occurred when a San Diego batter fouled off a pitch from Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning of the Aug. 25 game. The batted ball struck Goldbloom in the head. An usher responded and an EMT was summoned. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Remembering when Kobe Bryant didn’t flinch at Matt Barnes’ inbounds pass

first_imgMORE: Top 10 GIFs of Kobe Bryant’s careerI’ve watched this GIF so many times, and I can’t believe how Bryant doesn’t move. He just keeps his cool while the ball is practically touching his nose.I mean, just look at the calmness in his eyes while this happened.Most people only know about this moment from the game, but this was just a small part of the battle between Barnes and Bryant. As the Associated Press recap of that night explains, they were both battling all game long.Bryant and Barnes continuously traded elbows and were each hit with a technical foul in the third quarter after going chest-to-chest in a verbal spat. Barnes had a put-back dunk a few plays later and dangled his legs on Bryant, who extended his right arm slightly into his opponent’s chest, leading to another confrontation…. Barnes and Derek Fisher would get double fouls in the game’s final minute, with the pair brushing each other after Orlando’s feisty forward threw a blind-sided screen.As for the inbounds play, as the GIF gained popularity, so did the interest in the story behind it. Both players offered their sides in the years that followed. Kobe Bryant is known for his “Black Mamba” mentality, and perhaps that was most on display on March 7, 2010.Bryant was playing against the Magic that night, and in the third quarter Orlando’s Matt Barnes attempted to make Kobe flinch on an inbounds pass. He faked throwing the ball right in his face, and Bryant didn’t move — like, at all.  Here’s what Barnes had to say in 2010 to Sports Illustrated:”That scared me a little. I mean, that wasn’t even human. And then I saw the replay, and I was like, this close to him, and he didn’t flinch. I didn’t know what I expected, maybe something to happen, but he didn’t flinch.”And here’s Bryant, via the LA Daily News in 2015:”He’s crazy, but he’s not that crazy. So I didn’t bother flinching. It was a split second and I processed it pretty quickly. I realized he wasn’t going to do it. We laughed and joked about it a lot when he played together.”The Magic ended up winning that game, 96-94. Bryant had a game-high 34 points, and Barnes finished with 10.last_img read more

Costa Rican Officials Find Cocaine Attached to Boxship

first_imgCosta Rican Drug Control Police (PCD) seized 47 kilos of cocaine from the 2007-built containership Cap Palmerston that arrived in the country on January 13.The officials located the illicit cargo following an underwater search. The divers discovered the drugs in a compartment which was attached to the hull of the containership.Neither the crew nor the 28,186 dwt vessel were seized as the officials informed that no evidence of their involvement to this incident was found.Cap Palmerston, which arrived to Caldera, Puntarenas from Buenaventura, Colombia, continued its journey according to schedule on January 14.The ship is currently sailing to the US port of Long Beach, where it is expected to arrive on January 24, AIS data provided by Marine Traffic shows.World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: Ministry of Public Security of Costa Ricalast_img read more

CMRS to inspect metros DwarkaNajafgarh corridor on Sep 25

first_imgNew Delhi: The over 4.2 km-long Dwarka-Najafgarh corridor of the Delhi Metro will be inspected for safety on September 25 paving the way for its opening, officials said on Tuesday. Trial runs on the section had begun a few months ago. This section consists of three stations – Dwarka (interchange with Blue Line), Nangli and Najafgarh. Of the three stations in this corridor, Dwarka and Nangli are elevated ones, while Najafgarh station is underground. “Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) Janak Kumar Garg will inspect the 4.295-km Dwarka-Najafgarh section of Delhi Metro on Wednesday,” a senior DMRC official said. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation had earlier said that the corridor is being extended by another 1.18 km till Dhansa Stand which is slated for completion by December 2020. “During the trial runs, the interaction of the metro train with physical infringements (civil structure) were checked to ensure that there is no physical blockage during the movement of the train on the track,” the DMRC said. The Delhi Metro’s total operational network at present stands at over 343 km, with multiple corridors and 250 stations having its footprints in various cities neighbouring Delhi. An average of about 28 lakh commuters use the Delhi Metro every day.last_img read more

Now tomatoes will pinch your pocket

first_imgNEW DELHI: After onions, tomatoes are next in line to bear the brunt of supply shortages and rising prices. Since the past few weeks, tomato prices have seen a surge of around 70 percent in Delhi. People are facing a hard time in the festive season due to the price hike.The prices of vegetables in Maharashtra, Karnataka and the northern regions have been shooting up due to various factors including heavy rain. While the prices of onions almost doubled in comparison to the rates at the same time last year, tomatoes had, so far, stayed more or less unaffected. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarTomatoes in Delhi-NCR have started selling for Rs 40-60 in retail since the last few days and prices are expected to increase further in the coming days. Noida resident Manju Singh said that due to the huge increase in the prices of onions and tomatoes, the kitchen budget has gone haywire. The modal price of tomatoes in Delhi was Rs 30 per kg. Not only in Delhi, but tomato prices have also increased drastically across the country. According to the website of the Central Consumer Affairs Department, onion price in Chandigarh was Rs 52 per kg on Wednesday. On Thursday, a 25 kg sack of good variety tomatoes was sold at an average price above Rs 800 in Azadpur Mandi. The average variety of tomatoes was Rs 500 per sack.last_img read more