Naples Classical Academy to break ground on new school

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementIn addition to the four core academic areas, the school will also offer world languages, western civilization, music and visual arts. The high school curriculum incorporates government, economics and moral philosophy. For more information, click here. No Content Available NAPLES, Fla. – A new school will soon dot the Immokalee Road horizon in Collier County, adding to increasing development in an area long characterized by rural estates and farms. Naples Classical Academy [NCA] will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new $20 million, 70,000 square-foot building on Friday, Jan. 29.The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. at 10270 Immokalee Road. Representatives from the Naples Classical Academy and The Optima Foundation, the Naples-based nonprofit management organization that is helping establish and manage NCA, will be in attendance, along with elected officials and community leaders.NCA will open for the 2021-22 school year with 800 K-10 students. Eleventh grade will be added the next year, and 12th grade will be added the year after that. The school will be receiving support from the Barney Charter School Initiative of Hillsdale College and plans to use the Hillsdale College K-12 Curriculum. The curriculum focuses on phonics and grammar, classic literature and the Socratic method of instruction, with a focus on moral character and civic virtue, according to NCA. Students will study Spanish beginning in kindergarten and Latin starting in sixth grade. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementTags: Naples Classical Academylast_img read more

HSBC FEI European Eventing Championship: First Horse Inspection

first_img We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! The countdown has begun to Nicolas Touzaint’s (FRA) defence of his European title. The defending champion rides Tatchou, an 11-year-old Anglo-Arab, for the home team in the HSBC FEI European Eventing Championships at Fontainebleau (FRA, 23 – 27 September), which kick off with the Dressage phase at 9am on Thursday 24 September morning.“Of course I would like to win the individual gold medal again, but I would also like us to win the gold medal in the team event,” said Touzaint.“For a few years now we have always been second [6 times since 1993] and the British team has won. I think the French team really deserves to win this year and I really hope that we do so.”Riders from 18 nations, 8 of which will form teams, trotted up horses in the first inspection today. There were anxious moments for Swedish veteran Anna Hilton with L’Ester de la Pree, Irish rookie Sam Watson with Horseware Bushman and Poland’s Lukasz Kazmierczak with Ostler when their horses were sent to the holding box, but all passed.The following nations are represented at the FEI HSBC European Eventing Championships (* denotes a team):Austria, Belgium*, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France* (as host nation, they are allowed 12 riders), Germany*, Great Britain*, Ireland*, Italy*, Lithuania, Netherlands*, Poland, Portugal, Russia and Sweden*.With a great weather forecast, the fierce battle to unseat 20-time team gold medallists Great Britain and the prospect of Pierre Michelet’s (FRA) revamped Cross-Country course, this promises to be a vintage Championship.Oliver Townend (GBR), who will be Great Britain’s anchorman on his Badminton winner Flint Curtis, commented: “It’s a very challenging course, as you would expect for a European Championship.”Interesting FactsMichael and Patricia Ryan (IRL) are the only married couple competing, although Carl Bouckaert and long-time partner Karin Donckers are on the Belgian squad;Stand By Me, ridden by Linda Algotsson (SWE), is the oldest horse, at 19; his team career started 10 years ago and he won individual silver medals in 1999 and 2003. Eric Vigeanel’s (FRA) horse, Coronado Prior, is also 19;Bridget, ridden by Jan Van Beek (NED), is the youngest horse, at 8Sam Watson’s (IRL) father, John, was a member of the winning Irish team in 1979Ingrid Klimke’s (GER) father, Reiner, won team silver in 1957Nicolas Touzaint’s uncle, Thierry, the French team trainer, won team bronze in 1979Two members of the Italian team competed in the 2009 Alltech FEI European Jumping and Dressage Championships recently, Susanna Bordone (Dressage) and Juan Carlos Garcia, who won a team silver medal in the Jumping More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Email* Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP last_img read more

Why 68 Percent of Americans Feel Good About Eating Alone

first_imgThe top reason Americans eat alone? It’s more relaxing, says 50 percent of respondents. Busy schedules (44 percent) and saving money (38 percent) round out the top three answers.The new study, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, revealed that busy schedules are challenging for Americans in general, and it impacts mealtime is no exception.The average American says they rush through four meals a week due to lack of time, with two meals being eaten on their feet and/or on the go.Technology may be changing how we perceive our alone time—and dining beside your phone could be just as good as eating with a friend.At least half of respondents will partake in some “eat and scroll” for six meals every week, but, two in three (66 percent) say they don’t feel like they’re eating alone when they’re scrolling through their phone.RELATED: How to Feel Healthy and Less Lonely by Spending Time AloneKeeping our relationships strong doesn’t always require being together physically (though the average person in the poll ate with another person six times a week—one shy of their “solo meals” tally). According to the poll, three in four respondents (76 percent) feel that engaging with their friends and family on social media platforms helps them feel more connected.“Today, ‘togetherness’ is more of a feeling than a physical state, and people get creative to stay connected,” said a spokesperson for The Highbush Blueberry Council. “The joy of being together – however you manage it – never changes.”TOP 5 REASONS AMERICANS EAT ALONE1. I can relax more                                                           50%2. I’m busy/rushed                                                            44%3. Want to save money                                                    38%4. My friends are all busy                                                 37%5. Allows me to catch up on my TV shows                      31%INVITE Someone To Dinner While Sharing This on Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreDoes “dinner for two” sometimes mean “you and your device”?Being alone doesn’t necessarily mean being lonely: even when you’re dining alone, you’re often in the company of your phone—which means you’re in touch with friends and family, with the tap of a screen.A new survey of 2,000 Americans found that the average adult eats alone during 7.4 meals each week. However, many say it can be a good thing. In fact, the survey revealed that 68 percent of Americans look forward to eating a meal alone.last_img read more

WCMF 2015 cancelled

first_img Share 348 Views   2 comments Tweet EntertainmentLocalNews WCMF 2015 cancelled by: Dominica Vibes News – September 11, 2015 Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Tourism and Urban Renewal Minister, Senator Robert TongeThe Ministry of Tourism and Urban Renewal has announced that this year’s World Creole Music Festival (WCMF), the 19th edition has been cancelled.Minister, Senator Robert Tonge made the announcements moments ago during a press briefing.Minister Tonge said a relief concert, in which several artistes have agreed to perform at no charge to the government, is being organized.last_img

Will The Cleveland Indians Have Better Results Than Last Year?

first_img Related Topics Last season, the Cleveland Indians lacked depth in their outfield, resulting in them falling to 22nd place in the league for the year. Thankfully, there have been several changes in Cleveland’s squad since then. Cleveland needs to improve their offensive game to defeat the Astros, Red Sox, and the Yankees. Players can earn a bonus at Resorts casino if the Indians improves their performance. Here are five reasons why the Indians are likely to improve their results this year.1. A Strong DefenseIn the last season, Martin got a severe infection after playing six games. He is expected to return in 2019. Martin is a superb defender who has put up over 21 outs over the past three years. He has hit .234/.278/.334 against lefties. Cleveland has other defenders such as Allen, Luplow and Naquin. There are five fourth outfield players in Cleveland. The team can improve their defense by signing two additional outfielders.2. Clint FrazierThere are particular issues which have made Clint’s future uncertain. The Yankees might sign in a starting pitcher from the Tribe. Clint might be traded between the Yankees and the Tribe. However, he needs a friendly environment to advance his basketball career.3. Talented Free AgentsCleveland has a wide selection of talented free agents to sign. McCutchen is an MVP-quality player who turned 32 this year. He took 640 appearances every full year in his career. McCutchen is a skilled righty hitter. Cleveland Indians intends to sign him for two or three years. A.J. Pollock might join Cleveland Indians. He averaged .257/.316/.484 in 21 homers. The team could relocate Luplow and Martin to the left field and position Pollock in the center. It might earn punters a bonus.4. A Power-Hitting BrewerDomingo Santana started his career at Milwaukee where he averaged .278/.371/.505 and slammed 30 homers. He spent most of his last season at Minors. Domingo might be a league-average bat at the age of 26. Cleveland can sign him at a reasonable fee.5. Dodger PlayersAlex Verdugo and Joc Pederson are lefties. Pederson has been a good batter with 25 homers and a .238/.321/.522 hit. Verdugo debuted in the Major League in 2017. He hit .329/.391/.472 last year. However, he only made 111 plate appearances since Cleveland Indians had a congested outfield.Terry Francona has been the manager for Cleveland Indians for six seasons. In the last season, the team played their home matches at Progressive Field, Ohio. They lost the American League Central title to Houston Astros in the last American League Division Series. However, players can earn a bonus if the team signs new players to improve their attack and defense. Sujeetlast_img read more