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Deadline for Duval County school choice application is Sunday

Time is running out for Duval County parents to submit their children’s school choice applications for the next school year. Duval County Public Schools sent out an email on Friday, reminding parents to submit their applications by Sunday before 11:59 p.m. DCPS Schools is offering parents the chance to transfer students to their school of choice, like magnet or special transfer option schools for the 2021-2022 school year. Dr. Barbara Sistrunk and Jennifer Marcellus work for the Duval County school district. They joined The Morning Show earlier this month to talk about the choices available, how the process works and more through their interview with News4Jax anchor Jennifer Waugh. For more information, you can contact DCPS at 904-390-2999, or visit their website at www.duvalschools.org/...

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Alexander: The state of SoCal sports – ranking the top teams and franchises

Under normal circumstances – normal being when fans were allowed to attend sports events in large numbers and phrases such as “super-spreader” and “pandemic” and “COVID-19 protocols” weren’t part of our everyday language – our exercise in ranking Southern California’s major teams and franchises would come down to a simple question: If your favorite team won a championship, how many people would show up at the parade? We’re still a long way from testing that theory. We have champions, but we haven’t had fans in stadiums and arenas, much less parades, for almost a full year. But we will plunge ahead with our ranking of SoCal’s major league teams and major college programs from 1 to 15, though it’s probably fairly easy to figure out who’s No. 1 (or more appropriately Nos. 1 and 1A). A reminde

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Schoolgirl, 17, sent home after her outfit ‘made teacher feel awkward’

Christopher Wilson has spoken out after his daughter Karis, 17, was sent home from class because of her outfit (Picture: Christopher Wilson/Facebook)A furious dad claims his 17-year-old daughter was sent home from school in Canada after being told her outfit could make teachers feel ‘awkward’. Christopher Wilson, from Kamloops, British Columbia, says Karis, 17, came home in tears when a teacher at NorKam Senior Secondary School told her her clothing reminded her ‘of a lingerie outfit’. Pictures show the teenager was wearing a long sleeve white turtle neck jumper underneath a knee-length black dress with a lace trim.  The female teacher is said to have told her the outfit could ‘possibly make a male student teacher feel awkward and it could make feel awkward’. She pulled Karis o

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CPAC Day Two Didn’t Feature Any Stars—Just One Big Idol

Joe Raedle/GettyThe Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) kicked off this week with almost biblical symbolism: After they cancelled Young Pharaoh, they proceeded to wheel out a golden (calf) idol in Donald Trump’s graven image. Is the party doomed to wander through the political wilderness for 40 years? Do we need to invest in plague insurance? Judging by recent events, the answer is...maybe. Day two of CPAC kicked off Saturday morning with a largely empty ballroom and no opening act. Sen. Marco Rubio, who was scheduled to appear, called off his scheduled speech, citing “an unexpected family issue.” Was the family emergency real or just political? (Maybe Rubio’s allergic to anemic audiences.) And why was Rubio given such an unenviable slot on the schedule to begin with? Was it m...

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Tennessee County’s Coronavirus Vaccine Rollout Suffers Complete Meltdown

Sarah Meyssonnier/ReutersFederal authorities rolled into Shelby County, Tennessee, this week as the mismanagement disasters plaguing the local coronavirus vaccine rollout reached a boiling point. The county health department allowed more than 2,000 doses to spoil, two children were vaccinated against Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, and a volunteer allegedly made off with doses from one site. The Tennessee Health Department, the FBI, and the CDC are now investigating. The head of the Shelby health department, Alisa Haushalter, resigned Friday. Now residents are left questioning whether the doses they received were expired doses. at The Daily Beast. ...read more Source:: The Daily Beast...

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Vanessa Bryant hits back at Evan Rachel Wood for ‘vile’ tweet labelling late husband Kobe a ‘rapist’

Vanessa Bryant hit back at Evan Rachel Wood for her tweet about Kobe (Picture: Rex)Vanessa Bryant has slammed Evan Rachel Wood for her ‘vile’ tweet which labelled her late husband Kobe a ‘rapist’. The NBA star died last year at the age of 41 in a helicopter crash. Following his death, Wood wrote in a now-deleted tweet: ‘What happened is tragic. ‘I am heartbroken for Kobe’s family. He was a sports hero. He was also a rapist. And all of these truths can exist simultaneously.’ Vanessa has responded in her Instagram Stories, writing: ‘Your false, insensitive, defamatory and slanderous tweet on 1/26/20 is vile and disturbing to say the least. ‘Behaviour like this is part of the reason why innocent black men go to jail for crimes they didn’t commit. Vanessa Bryant branded ...

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Hundreds join memorial ride to honor Ahmaud Arbery’s memory

It’s been just over a year since Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed in the Satilla Shores neighborhood off U.S. 17 outside Brunswick. There’s a small memorial for Ahmaud Arbery in the neighborhood, but something much bigger made its way there Saturday as hundreds of people drove and rode bikes through the neighborhood in a memorial ride honoring Arbery’s life. “I rode with Ahmaud today because I grew up with him. I’ve seen him around the neighborhood, and I felt like this was something that I needed to do to show my support for him and his family,” rider Zyron Wise said. “It brought back a lot of emotions for me personally. For something like that to happen and the way it happened really hurt a lot of people. It could have been any one of us.” Arbery was shot and killed just over one year ...

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Here’s what’s next for West Covina, as it builds its own health department

The West Covina City Council made a bold statement by voting to terminate services with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health last week as the community — and other local cities, many contemplating their own such moves — looked on. The hard part, however, lies ahead: Creating a team that can deliver all the state-mandated services of an independent health department. It’s not just the roles amplified during the county’s response to COVID-19 outbreak, but also scores of other tasks including issuing birth and death certificates, inspecting restaurants, overseeing mental health and substance-abuse treatment and assuring that public-school students are vaccinated. Perhaps the most challenging riddle to solve — lining up the dollars to pay for it all. Tony Wu (File photo by Keith

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Salt Lake County mayor says she’s optimistic county will rebound from pandemic

Talysa Sainz, a substitute customer service specialist, and Vanessa Lindquist,a customer service specialist, walk through the Create Space in the Salt Lake County Library’s Kearns branch on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. Create Spaces reflect a new model more akin to community gathering places that provide crafts and technology. | Laura Seitz, Deseret NewsThe county is home to more than 1⁄3 of state’s population SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson says she’s optimistic that families and businesses in the state’s most populous county can work together to recover from the devastation of the coronavirus pandemic. “The good news is for every case of COVID-19 occurring here in Salt Lake County there are hundreds of vaccines now being administered,” the first-term mayor said in her an

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Golden Globes 2021: Nominees, date, time, host and how to watch in the UK

The Golden Globes 2021 are on their way! (Picture: Getty)The Golden Globes are almost here and, while the show is going virtual for the first time, there’s still set to be plenty of glitz and glam all round. Just like pretty much every other event in the world, the 2021 ceremony was pushed back, but it’s finally time to see which actors, directors, films and TV shows have won a coveted statuette. The nominations were announced a few weeks ago, with the likes of Anya Taylor-Joy and Chadwick Boseman leading. While fans were thrilled to see some of the stars and productions being honoured, there was also some controversy, especially with Michaela Coel’s masterpiece I May Destroy You, being snubbed. Meanwhile, Sia’s controversial film Music picked up two nominations, while James C

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With an organizational meeting set could the Bulls be deadline sellers?

The 2021 draft class is loaded, but the Bulls have a chance to get the core of this roster to a place its never been - the playoffs. Which way do they go as the Mar. 25 trade deadline approaches? Even coach Billy Donovan doesn’t know. It was almost as if Billy Donovan was describing a mob movie. The coach knows the heads of the Bulls family will all be meeting after the All-Star Break, and even knows a generic date and place. But the direction that meeting is going to go? Donovan sounded as if he was on a need-to-basis, and right now all he needs to know is worry about the upcoming games first and foremost, and the personnel will be ironed out. “Yeah, we’re going to meet,’’ Donovan said, when asked about an organizational meeting heading into the Mar. 25 trade deadline. “I don’t think it’s

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Buffy star Eliza Dushku expecting second baby with husband as she shares sweet announcement

Eliza Dushku shared the exciting news with fans (Picture: Getty Images)Buffy The Vampire Slayer star Eliza Dushku is expecting her second baby with her husband Peter Palandjian, with the actress sharing the sweetest announcement. The actress, who played Faith in the series, shared a gorgeous selfie, which saw her holding her baby bump. To make things even cuter, she snapped her son Philip wearing a t-shirt that reads: ‘Can you dig it? I’m going to be a big brother.’ Eliza wrote: ‘Mama x 2.. 🌊🌺🧿 @peter.palandjian & B~ how I love you!! 💙♥️.’ Fans and friends are thrilled for the star, with director Kevin Smith writing: ‘Another l’il DuckShoot! Good! The world needs more of you, E!’ Gabrielle Union added a string of red hearts, sharing the love for her Bring It On co-star...

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Willson Contreras unbothered by being included in Cubs’ offseason trade rumors

John Antonoff/Chicago Sun-TimesContreras’ name was thrown around during the offseason as possibly being on the move. If you played for the Cubs last season and you were going to be under contract in 2021, there’s a high probability that your name was going to be in a trade rumor. Catcher Willson Contreras wasn’t immune from those rumors during the offseason, but the two-time All-Star says he isn’t fazed by hearing his name come up as a possible trade target. “Those rumors didn’t bother me. It’s the other way [around],” Contreras said. “Those who make me proud because [of] everything that I’ve done to be where I’m at. Immensely proud. I wasn’t like, bothered at all, I was just kinda going through it relaxed, because if I got traded, I know that I’m ready to play anywhere and everywhere. S...

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EastEnders spoilers: Keegan and Tiffany Butcher-Baker split over her sexualised new job?

Tiffany and Keegan are at loggerheads in EastEnders (Picture: BBC)Keegan and Tiffany Butcher-Baker (Zack Morris and Maisie Smith) are at loggerheads in EastEnders over the latter’s new job opportunity. With the possibility of doing hostess work at Ruby’s on the table, Tiffany decides to broach the subject with Keegan. The young man is not keen and specifies that he doesn’t want to watch his wife flirt with random strangers. Therefore, Tiffany backs out. Dotty Cotton (Milly Zero) is fuming, and thus threatens to put their rent up. However, she soon finds herself in trouble at the club when a group of sleazy customers cause trouble, but Tiffany swoops in to save her. Grateful for her help, Dotty begs Tiffany to reconsider her position on the job offer, before admitting ...

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Coronation Street spoilers: Tyrone Dobbs hides his shame over Alina Pop lust

Tyrone helps Alina (Picture: ITV)Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall) was left feeling a bit hot under the collar when Alina Pop (Ruxandra Porojnicu) was living with him and Fiz (Jennie McAlpine) in Coronation Street. Tyrone couldn’t deal with having a stranger in the house, and awkwardly managed to convince Alina to move out, much to Fiz’s disappointment. Even though Alina isn’t living with Tyrone anymore, his feelings towards Alina continue, and hides his shame so Fiz doesn’t find out in upcoming episodes. As Fiz tidies away Tyrone’s yoga mat, she notices the initials AP on it. Tyrone’s uncomfortable as he admits he picked up Alina’s mat by mistake. As he drops it off, Alina reveals she’s struggling with her coursework, so Tyrone offers to stay and help. Tyrone helps Alina wit...

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