Independence Day 2020: All you need to know about the history and significance of India’s 74th Independence Day

Commemorating the nation’s independence from British rule, India will celebrate its 74th Independence Day this year, but with a slight twist. Owing to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there will be no social gatherings, instead, all states and government offices have been asked to webcast their events and celebrations.

National Geographic announces Dev Patel-narrated series ‘India from Above’

“From the magnificent display of devotion at the world’s largest religious gathering of Kumbh festival to the stunning spectacle of the monumental solar plant in Tamil Nadu, National Geographic’s bird’s-eye view truly reveals the best of India. In an age when India has the technology to launch missions into space, the series also highlights how […]

The latest in home fire safety

(BPT) – While the office, school and home now share one roof, keeping your house and family safe has never been more important. Thanks to enhanced safety technology, you can better protect against the threats of smoke, fire and carbon monoxide (CO), allowing you to go about your busy lifestyle without skipping a beat. When […]

Sonoma County supervisors send law enforcement oversight measure to voters; deputies union pushes back

“We are in support of efforts to increase the public’s confidence in the Sheriff’s Office and the law enforcement services it provides,” sheriff’s association President Mike Vail said in a statement Monday. “However, it takes both parties’ willingness to communicate for a workable partnership and make this mutually-desirable goal a reality. We were never given […]

Lefties get their day today

That’s totally at odds with a 2006 paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research, in which economists from Lafayette College and Johns Hopkins University found that “among the college-educated men in our sample, those who report being left-handed earn 15 percent more than those who report being right-handed.”

UK goat farm abuse claims lead OIO to investigate owner’s NZ investments

OIO enforcement manager Simon Pope said the department’s enforcement team would look into the situation and assess what – if any – impact it had on their consent granted in New Zealand. That process could take about eight weeks, he said.

‘Impossible’: School boards are at heart of reopening debate

There was no shouting, no claims of fake science, no accusations that trustees didn’t care for kids. At a time when such arguments erupt everywhere from talks shows to Facebook, from the White House to the corner store, this board prides itself on civil discourse.

Coronavirus: Police checkpoints hold up truckies but supermarkets say supply chain running smoothly

New Zealand Food and Grocery Council chief executive Katherine Rich said she wanted to assure New Zealanders that the food and grocery supply chain was operating as usual, both across Auckland and the remainder of the country, so there would be no shortages of products and no need for panic-buying.

‘Impossible’: School boards are at heart of reopening debate

School boards represent democracy at its local core: the backbone of communities, a check on superintendents, and the most direct way to influence education policy. And Rock Hill’s strategy was very democratic. The board officially listened to eight committees, some made up of dozens of parents and business or community leaders. Each member spent dozens […]

IHSA Releases Sport-Specific Guidelines For Fall Athletics

BLOOMINGTON, IL — Following last week’s major announcement that football, boys soccer and girls volleyball are all moving to the spring 2021 season, the Illinois High School Association released Friday specific considerations and recommendations for the remaining fall sports. Golf (boys and girls), girls tennis, cross-country (boys and girls) and girls swimming and diving are […]