An inside look at the Latino vote

first_imgprintThe race for the presidency is off and while a variety of Americans exercise their right to vote, the Latino population has the power to swing the election.While the millennial generation makes up the majority of voters this election, Latino voters make up 44 percent of the millennial generation.According to a Pew Research Center study, the number of Latinos eligible to vote has increased by roughly 3.2 million, or 80 percent, since 2012. The increase stemmed from U.S born Latinos that have come of voting age since the last presidential election.The same study found that 69 percent of Latinos said they were “absolutely certain” they would vote in the election.Latinos under 18-years-old have also raised their views on the election.Obed Tarango, a 17-year-old senior at Diamond Hill Jarvis High School, said he wished he was old enough to vote and called Donald Trump both selfish and racist.“I wouldn’t really like to vote for any of them but if I could, I would vote for Hillary Clinton,” Tarango said.While the poll station in Diamond Hills, Texas at the Diamond Hills Jarvis Library had a constant flow of Latino voters today, Latino voters are making an impact all around the country.Latino voters hold a strong percentage in swing states such as Arizona, Nevada, and Florida. However, more than half of all eligible Latino voters live in the non-battleground states of Texas, California, and New York.One Latino walks into the Diamond Hills Jarvis Library to vote.According to the Pew study, as of 2016 a majority of Latino voters, 54 percent, view the Democratic Party as having more concern for them than the Republican Party. However, the number of Latinos that feel this way has decreased since 2012.John Garcia, a Latino TCU student, said he voted for Gary Johnson because he sides with a lot of his views, but not all.Garcia said that Clinton raised too many question marks for her to receive his vote.According to the Pew study, support for Hillary Clinton comes more enthusiastically from the older generation of Latino voters. On the contrary, 64 percent of Millennial Latinos voting for Clinton are doing so because they are against Trump rather than for Clinton.Overall, the study found that 55 percent of Latinos support Clinton.Daniel Lopez, a Diamond Hills Latino said he voted for Clinton because she seemed like the best choice.When asked his thoughts on Trump, Lopez said “I don’t think he can lead the country like that.”While many Latino’s at Diamond Hills seemed to disapprove of Trump, not all were solidified in their opinions.“I don’t know it’s kinda confusing,” Albno Barboza, a Diamond Hills resident, said. “Mixed reviews, mixed arguments, mixed everything.”Only tonight’s polls will tell how the Latino vote affected the election. Twitter Molly Jenkins + posts Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Opinion: my thoughts after the Stoneman Douglas school shooting Molly Jenkins is the Associate Editor of the Skiff. She is a junior journalism major and nutrition minor from Portland, Oregon. The thing she misses the most from Oregon are Por Que No?’s Tacos. Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ Facebook Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ Facebook Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/center_img Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Linkedin ReddIt Opinion: Why we should focus on America’s educational system Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Previous articleCelebrity Dish (Ep. 06 – That’s So Raven 2, Snoop Dogg and more)Next articleFirst three states called in 2016 election Molly Jenkins RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Opinion: We need to stop defining politicians simply on their public speaking Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Opinion: Why Beto O’Rourke’s campaign will end like Hillary Clinton’slast_img read more

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EU Commission moves to abolish roaming charges

first_img Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Google+ WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week EU Commission moves to abolish roaming charges Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img A Letterkenny Councillor is welcoming news that the European Commission is planning to abolish roaming charges.The Commission wants to merge all 27 EU countries into a single telecom market – and is set to announce detailed plans in August.Last year, Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle moved a motion at Town Council level calling on Minister Pat Rabbitte to initiate a discussion on a national tariff which abolished roaming on a North / South basis.He’s welcoming the EU commission move, and wants to see a timeframe for abolition announced as quickly as possible…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/gerryroaming.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter By News Highland – June 17, 2013 Twitter Facebook Previous articleNurse Consultant from Raphoe is awarded an MBENext articleCommunities in Donegal could lose out on vital funding from Europe – Senator O’Domhnaill News Highland News Facebook Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

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Jamaica defeats Uganda in netball world cup

first_imgShe cranes warming up before their world cup match against England on July 12th 2019 in LiverpoolLiverpool, United Kingdom | THE INDEPENDENT |  The She Cranes have lost their second Group G game against Jamaica at the on-going Netball World Cup.Jamaica’s Sunshine girls defeated the She Cranes 61:48 in the round of 12 teams.The starting line-up shocked many spectators because Mary Nuba and Peace Proscovia were left on the bench.The starting seven players were Stella Oyella in goal scoring and Rachael Nanyonga in goal attack, Ruth Meeme (Wing Attack), Jesca Achan(Centre), Sylvia Nanyonga (Wing Defender), Lilian Ajio (Goal Defender) and Muhayimina Namuwaya (Goal Keeper).With a slow start in the first quarter and Uganda trailing four goals behind Jamaica, Oyella and Nanyonga continued into the second quarter in the same positions.However, their shooting accuracy of 4/5 and 5/7 in the first quarter worsened in the second quarter.Coupled with many balls lost in the midcourt and failure by Namuwaya and Ajio to block balls to Jhaniele Fowler, whose shooting accuracy was 11/11 goals in the first quarter, the crowd started demanding that Peace leaves the bench.Despite an agitated call from spectators the coach Vincent Kiwanuka thought otherwise and left Stella Oyella and Rachael Nanyonga in goal attack and goal scorer positions until it became obvious that Oyella was not in shooting form.In the post-match interview, Kiwanuka defended his decision saying that “We don’t have to do things because people are shouting.”Though he praised the girls for a stray performance, Kiwanuka, however, admitted that there is need to improve on the intensity throughout the game. Besides intensity, shooting accuracy was also wanting.In the third quarter, Peace had a scoring accuracy of 16/16 against Nanyonga with 10/14.This also resulted in Jamaica winning the third quarter with 51:34.By the end of the last quarter, Jamaica had stretched the lead 61:48.Uganda’s chances of securing 5th place in the World Cup will depend on whether the She Cranes beat Malawi on Friday and also whether Zimbabwe beat Jamaica.Jamaica’s head coach, Harvette Anderson says that her team is aiming at finishing fifth. “5th place is the best we can get and so we will do our best.” *****URNShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Showcasing SA’s hottest property

first_img27 January 2004Selling houses has traditionally been done via newspaper advertising and occasional shopping mall exhibits, mainly attracting distracted shoppers who have three bags of shopping, two kids and a husband in the car wanting to get back to the rugby. South Africa’s Hot Property Exhibition has changed all that.First launched last year in conjunction with Decorex SA, the Hot Property Exhibition comes to Durban (18 to 22 March), Cape Town (21 to 25 April) and Johannesburg (5 to 9 August) with a show featuring beach resorts, golf resorts, game farms, cottages, urban developments and more.“Hot Property Exhibitions are a national, independent property showcase which allows property developers to expose their products in one-on-one discussions with motivated, potential buyers”, says Peter Weaver, co-owner of Hot Property Exhibitons.“One of the biggest markets for South African property is international buyers”, says Weaver. “Hot Property Exhibitions attracts such buyers by providing a consolidated marketplace showcasing properties from all over SA at one venue.”According to Weaver, South Africa has “the best climate, incredible scenery, and quality property developments which are financially attractive by international standards”, making the exhibition a winning formula both for visitors and for participating property developers.Nearly 100% of 2003 exhibitors have rebooked for the Johannesburg show and are booking for Cape Town as well. “The reason”, says Weaver, “is buyers in Gauteng have an unprecedented opportunity to view all kinds of property at the show, from luxury golf estates to wine estate developments to mid-priced urban housing, from all around the country, under one roof.”Melanie Froneman of exhibition organisers South Africa RAI says Decorex and Hot Property Exhibitions is a perfect match. “Now, at one show, you can search for your perfect home and pick up on the latest decor, design and home lifestyle trends.“This method of selling properties is universally accepted as being the most pro-active, hard-selling vehicle available to property developers”, says Froneman. “It is amazing to me that there has never been a fully independent national property exhibition in this country.”Froneman says a measure of the mark the Hot Property Expo has already made is that international developers and agents from southern Europe have been attracted to the 2004 exhibition. Besides the foreign interest, all parts of South Africa are represented.Source: South Africa RAIlast_img read more

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Establishing new forage stands

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This month provides one of the two preferred times to seed perennial cool-season forages. The other preferred timing for cool-season grasses and legumes is in late summer, primarily the month of August here in Ohio. The relative success of spring vs. summer seeding of forages is greatly affected by the prevailing weather conditions, and so growers have success and failures with each option.Probably the two primary difficulties with spring plantings are finding a good window of opportunity when soils are dry enough before it gets too late, and managing weed infestations that are usually more difficult with spring plantings. The following steps will help improve your chances for successful forage establishment in the spring.Make sure soil pH and fertility are in the recommended ranges.  Follow the Tri-state Soil Fertility Recommendations (https://forages.osu.edu/forage-management/soil-fertility-forages) .  Forages are more productive where soil pH is above 6.0, but for alfalfa it should be 6.5 – 6.8. Soil phosphorus should be at least 15 ppm for grasses and 25 ppm for legumes, while minimum soil potassium in ppm should be 75 plus 2.5 x soil CEC. If seedings are to include alfalfa, and soil pH is not at least 6.5, it would be best to apply lime now and delay establishing alfalfa until late summer (plant an annual grass forage in the interim).Plant high quality seed of known varietal source adapted to our region. Planting “common” seed (variety not stated) usually proves to be a very poor investment, yielding less even in the first or second year and having shorter stand life.Plant as soon as it is possible to prepare a good seedbed in April. Try to finish seeding by late April in southern Ohio and by the first of May in northern Ohio. Timely April planting gives forage seedlings the best opportunity to get a jump on weeds and to be established before summer stress sets in. Weed pressure will be greater with later plantings, and they will not have as strong a root system developed by early summer when conditions often turn dry and hot.Plant into a good seedbed. The ideal seedbed for conventional seedings is smooth, firm, and weed-free. Don’t overwork the soil. Too much tillage depletes moisture and increases the risk of surface crusting. Firm the seedbed before seeding to ensure good seed-soil contact and reduce the rate of drying in the seed zone. Cultipackers and cultimulchers are excellent implements for firming the soil. If residue cover is more than 35% use a no-till drill. No-till seeding is an excellent choice where soil erosion is a hazard. No-till forage seedings are most successful on silt loam soils with good drainage and are more difficult on clay soils or poorly drained soils.Plant seed shallow (¼  to ½ inch deep) in good contact with the soil. Stop and check the actual depth of the seed in the field when you first start planting. This is especially important with no-till drills. In my experience, seeding some seed on the surface indicates most of the seed is about at the right depth.When seeding into a tilled seedbed, drills with press wheels are the best choice. When seeding without press wheels or when broadcasting seed, cultipack before and after dropping the seed, preferably in the same direction the seeder was driven.In fields with little erosion hazard, direct seedings without a companion crop in the spring allows harvesting two or three crops of high-quality forage in the seeding year, particularly when seeding alfalfa and red clover.For conventional seedings on erosion prone fields, a small grain companion crop can reduce the erosion hazard and will also help compete with weeds. Companion crops usually increase total forage tonnage in the seeding year, but forage quality will be lower than direct seeded legumes. Take the following precautions to avoid excessive competition of the companion crop with forage seedlings: (i) use early-maturing, short, and stiff-strawed small grain varieties, (ii) plant companion small grains at 1.5-2.0 bu/A, (iii) remove companion crop as early pasture or silage, and (iv) do not apply additional nitrogen to the companion crop.During the first 6 to 8 weeks after seeding, scout new seedings weekly for any developing weed or insect problems. Weed competition during the first six weeks is most damaging to stand establishment. Potato leafhopper damage on legumes in particular can be a concern beginning in late May to early June.The first harvest of the new seeding should generally be delayed until early flowering of legumes, unless weeds were not controlled adequately and are threatening to smother the stand. For pure grass seedings, generally harvest after 70 days from planting, unless weeds are encroaching in which case the stand should be clipped earlier to avoid weed seed production.last_img read more

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The scoop on trackable tattoos

first_img SharePrint RelatedBecome Trackable on Geocaching.com – Tattoos to Travel BugsSeptember 13, 2011In “Community”You earned a free tracking code, now what?August 23, 2017In “Community”Inside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 11): The Magic of trackable promotionsMay 10, 2018Similar post Geocacher aunna adds a little color to her designGeocachers love to make anything and everything trackable. We’ve seen trackable pets, cars, stuffed animals, and even a drum set. Over 500 geocachers have taken their love of trackables to a whole other, more permanent level – trackable tattoos.There are many reasons as to why geocachers decide to brand themselves. Maybe it’s because they want every geocacher they encounter to have a way to remember them, or maybe it’s an artistic way for a geocacher to express their love for the game. Either way, getting a trackable tattoo is a pretty reliable way to ensure your TB won’t go missing.We asked Geocacher NutmegBrownie to share her recent experience with us, and we were amazed by the amount of thought and creation that goes into the process. Here is what she had to say:What inspired you to tattoo a trackable on your body?“I’ve always been interested and pretty much fascinated with tattoos, the history they have played and the stories behind the ones people choose. I’ve known that I was going to have one for a very long time and that it would be nature related somehow… On the other hand, timing and funding were another story. While researching tattoo artists that do that kind of realistic natural work and trying to find one somewhere near me, I stumbled on the site for the first human trackable and was immediately hooked – I thought it was absolutely awesome and just knew my first tattoo would have to be a trackable! I have a blast geocaching and have met some truly amazing individuals through it that I otherwise would likely never have known. It just makes perfect sense for something that I enjoy participating in so much and look forward to doing long into the future. Sometimes I forget it’s there and then I’ll catch a glimpse of it and it just makes me smile every single time!”Can you tell us more about the design?“Narrowing down the things that I really liked and wanted for my first tattoo was tough and took a long time… We’re talking years. My job as a Naturalist and various volunteer work as an Assistant Wildlife Biologist in an NPS entomology lab as well as various insect surveys helped narrow down my choice… Well, kinda. My first choices were more physically interesting specimens, but the space they required to get the detail I wanted  made me go back to the drawing board. I knew that my insect interest was perfect for a TB and that I also wanted to mix scientific accuracy with some Steam Punk elements. This particular insect doesn’t have any research, photos, or drawings, of it’s wings so that allowed me to take a bit more artistic license with my idea. The idea of mechanically driven insects isn’t anything new and there are some artists out there with amazing miniature works of art where they have taken a real preserved insect and added clockwork innards. So I just took mine a step further and gave the wings a bit of a mechanical feel too. I was also really lucky to have a super laid back and talented artist that didn’t mind my insistence on an 18th century scientific font or adding some additional small details as we went along. I had spent some time in their shop prior and a few e-mails regarding design elements I wanted so we were really comfortable at tattoo time. He was really great and did amazing work!”NutmegBrownie Human TB How did you decide placement?“You always hear and or read that placement of a tattoo is a personal choice… It is, but other variables come into play as well. I originally envisioned my first tattoo being on the inside of my right wrist and just a little bit up the inside of my forearm. Partly because it is an area that is almost guaranteed to age well (i.e. no noticeable weight gain and little loose skin down the road in the later years) and also because I was getting the tattoo for me to enjoy and I wanted to be able to see it easily every day. Well, a small wrist doesn’t leave much room for anything but a pretty small tattoo and hard to notice details… So when the tattoo artist asked me if there was anywhere else I would consider – I immediately said the inside of my shin just above the ankle. He was good with that and there my insect sits. Now I have my wrist free for a second tattoo. Hmmm… decision, decision, decisions!”What advice would you give to other geocachers who are interested in getting a trackable tattoo?“Absolutely don’t be in a hurry, not even a little – take your time deciding on your design, research tattoo artists (near and far) then check them out while they work, be flexible and have a back up design and location (or two) on your body just in case. Do be prepared to sit still for quite a while to get it done and, I have been told that it hurts, sometimes a lot. I seem to be a bit of an anomaly because the 2.5 hours that I sat there watching wasn’t long enough! I actually enjoyed the tattoo process and was a bit disappointed when the tattooing was done… That isn’t the way it is supposed to be so just make sure you are mentally ready for the process and the pain. Choose the design carefully and make sure it’s something that you don’t think you’re going to get tired of seeing, explaining, or sharing… because none of that is going to go away.”“A nearby cacher in the next state over from me was the first actual physical human trackable that I found, and I was literally so excited when I met him and his tattoo last spring. I was kind of dancing and hopping in place and making some embarrassing girlie squeaks (so not me). He just gave me some great advice at our Fall Event yesterday. He said be ready for the cachers that will forget to cover up your trackable number before posting pictures. It will happen at some point and once it’s out, well it’s out, so think about how you want to handle that ahead of time when the virtual logs start rolling in. I hadn’t thought about that because of course all cachers play by “the rules” and follow “TB etiquette”… LOL Rules?!? Etiquette?!? Absolutely appreciated the warning and shock prevention he provided. Oh, and like a trackable, tattoos aren’t for everybody so don’t be disappointed or surprised at those who show little or no interest; it just isn’t their thing. If you got your tattoo for you, it won’t matter one way or the other! :>)”s/v Ubiquitous’s traditional travel bug tattoo is very popularMulling over the idea of getting a trackable tattoo? Here are a few things to consider beforehand:– Tattoos are permanent so make sure you’re “all in.”– It’s easy to get a tracking code for your tattoo. Purchase a set of Travel Bugs from Shop Geocaching or one of Geocaching.com’s Official Distributors. It is important that you do not send the Travel Bug into the geocaching world, as it will cause confusion.– Use the unique tracking code from your Travel Bug as part of your design and have a trusted tattoo artist work their magic. -You can receive a custom trackable icon for your tattoo. Send an email to [email protected] and include a photo of the tattoo that clearly shows the tracking number. The icons are typically updated within a week of receiving your email.Løiten’s Signal tattoo. Thumbs up!If you were to get a trackable tattoo, what would the design look like?Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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A Looming Challenge for Utilities

first_imgFalling prices for solar-plus-battery systems are giving a growing number of people the option of completely cutting ties with the grid and represent a serious challenge to electric utilities, according to a study released by the Rocky Mountain Institute.In a report titled The Economics of Grid Defection, the authors conclude that falling prices for distributed electricity generation, chiefly photovoltaic systems, plus the development of new batteries for storing power will “make the grid optional for many customers — without compromising reliability and increasingly at prices cheaper than utility retail electricity.”The report says solar-plus-battery systems, which it calls a “utility in a box,” can already provide electricity for the same cost as utility power in some parts of the country, and will soon be able to do so for millions of utility customers. The point when these systems reach grid parity, the report says, is “well within” the 30-year economic life expectancy of power plants and transmission lines.“Such parity and the customer defections it could trigger would strand those costly utility assets,” the report says. “Even before mass defection, a growing number of early adopters could trigger a spiral of falling sales and rising electricity prices that make defection via solar-plus-battery systems even more attractive and undermine utilities’ traditional business models.” Study focuses on five geographic regionsThe study looked at a number of factors in five regions of the U.S. — New York, Kentucky, Texas, California, and Hawaii. After considering a number of distributed energy technologies, the authors say, they chose solar-plus-battery systems because costs are coming down, the systems are commercially available today and can operate completely independently of the grid, “thus embodying the greatest potential threat.”In Hawaii, where electricity is the most expensive in the U.S., solar-plus-battery systems have already reached grid parity. In the other regions that were studied, parity comes for tens of millions of commercial and residential customers as soon as 2025 in New York, 2031 in California, and 2047 in both Kentucky and Texas.Some of the report’s other conclusions:In general, commercial customers will see grid parity sooner than residential customers.A variety of factors could push early adopters to buy into solar-plus-battery systems sooner, which “could accelerate the infamous utility death spiral.”The conventional business model for utilities based on electricity sales will become “obsolete.”“Though many utilities rightly see the impending arrival of solar-plus-battery grid parity as a threat,” the report adds, “they could also see such systems as an opportunity to add value to the grid and their business models.”The key for utilities will be figuring out how to tap into new technologies to “build the best electricity system of the future at lowest cost to service customers and society.” That will be the topic of an upcoming report, the Institute said.The Rocky Mountain Institute, based in Boulder, CO, is a non-profit that researches a variety of energy issues. The Institute collaborated with CohnReznick Think Energy, an energy consulting company, and HOMER Energy, a “microgrid” specialist, on this report.A separate report, Caveat Investor from the Institute offers a more detailed look at the financial implications for utilities and utility investors. It concludes that distributed generation and storage offers opportunities for “progressive” utilities.last_img read more

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Video Tutorial: Animation Preproduction

first_imgTo recap here are Evan Abrams 5 preproduction/production steps:Create a script and find audioMake an A/V script with the audio on the left and video on the rightMake a storyboardCreate an animatic with the audio, script, and storyboardAnimateThis tutorial was created by Evan Abrams and can be found on his YouTube channel. Thanks for sharing Evan!Have any other tips for doing preproduction for animations?Share in the comments below. Make the most of your VFX and motion design projects with good preproduction.It can be all to easy for an aspiring motion designer to get so excited about the production phase of a project that they forget (or neglect) to dedicate time to preproduction. Just as live-action video/film requires preproduction, it’s equally as important with animation. Spending the time to ensure that your project is well thought out and setup can help you avoid disasters during production.In the following video tutorial by Premiumbeat blogger and motion designer Evan Abrams, you’ll get a good look at an effective preproduction process and find out the value of good storyboarding. This video tutorial covers:Scripting animationsA/V scriptsStoryboards vs animaticsCommon workflowslast_img read more

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Panel to hire teachers in 4th phase on Sep 4 5

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal Central School Service Commission (WBCSSC) will conduct the 4th phase for recruitment of assistant teachers in Classes XI and XII on September 4 and 5.The candidates whose name figure in the waiting list has been asked to appear for counselling. A notification in this regard has been published by WBCSSC. According to the notification, the counselling of waitlisted candidates in the first state level selection test (SLST) for recruitment in government aided and sponsored higher secondary schools will be held during this period. The counselling will be held at WBCSSC office at Acharya Sadan in Salt Lake. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe schedule of counseling will be notified in the commission’s website www.westbengalssc.com on Monday evening and the details of vacancies will also be available in the website from Monday evening. Intimation letter for counseling can be downloaded by the concerned candidates from the commission’s website by putting their 14 digit roll number and date of birth from Monday evening. A senior official of WBCSSC said there were around 600 vacancies of assistant teachers in Classes XI and XII. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe candidates in the Hills will not come under the purview of this counselling. “After we finish the counseling for XI and XII we will do 4th phase of counseling of teachers for class IX and X,” the official added. It may be mentioned that the state Education department is all set to introduce online procedure for declaration of vacancies and will also do away with the existing system of publication of waiting list. “We have gone through all School Service Commission (SSC) related documents. We are ushering in change in the SSC rules with the aim to have more transparency in the system. The schools would upload their vacancies online and the School Education department would allot teachers accordingly. This system would do away with the role of district inspectors, who presently forward the schools’ vacancy lists to the department,” a senior official of the state Education department said. Education minister Partha Chatterjee during the assembly session in July had said that his department has proposed a revision in the rules of SSC and Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) for transparency and fast tracking of teachers’ recruitment. “If things go as per plans, the rules will come into effect before the next SSC examination,” the official added.last_img read more

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