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As the LAUSD strike dust settles, questions linger about truancy issues

The teachers strike that shook the Los Angeles Unified School District may be over, but some parents said they’re still confused about issues that emerged over student absences during a tumultuous nine days. As the walkout that began on Jan. 14 dragged on into the week, district attendance dwindled. Despite an army of substitute teachers and campuses being open for business, a vast school system with half a million students saw its attendance plummet to, at its lowest point, 84,160, as parents p...
Tags: Facebook, News, Education, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Jones, Barbara Jones, Robak, UTLA, Southern California News Group, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


Rangers rocked by Kilmarnock, Celtic cement top spot

Glasgow (AFP) – Kilmarnock’s Jordan Jones damaged his future club’s Scottish Premiership title ambitions with the decisive strike in a 2-1 win over Rangers, while leaders Celtic thrashed St Mirren 4-0 on Wednesday. Jones is... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Celtic, Rangers, Glasgow, Jones, St Mirren, Afp, Jordan Jones, Kilmarnock Celtic, AFP Kilmarnock


Rangers beaten by goal from Kilmarnock's Jones - who will join them in summer

Jordan Jones scores the winner against the club he will join this summer, as Kilmarnock came from behind to beat Rangers and move into second place in the Scottish Premiership.
Tags: News, Rangers, Jones, Kilmarnock, Jordan Jones


Court Chooses Virginia Redistricting Map In Favor Of Democrats

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A panel of federal judges has chosen a redistricting map for Virginia’s House of Delegates that could shift some districts toward Democrats and help the party gain control in this year’s election. The judges ordered a new map in June after ruling that lawmakers had racially gerrymandered eleven House districts by packing black voters into them. On Tuesday, the judges chose new district lines from a series of proposals submitted by a special master. The judges gave all side...
Tags: News, Virginia, Ap, Gop, House, Jones, Richmond, Suffolk, General Assembly, U S Supreme Court, Cox, House of Delegates, Hampton Roads, Richmond VA, House Appropriations Committee, University of California Irvine


Star Wars Bits: A Cancelled Video Game, ‘Episode 9’ Theories, ‘Star Wars: By the Numbers’, and More

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: EA has cancelled one of its Star Wars video games How BB-8’s original design factored into Star Wars Resistance Teaser for Vader Immortal virtual reality experience A theory about what may happen in J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: Episode 9 When we might see footage from The Mandalorian And much more! Kotaku recently reported that EA cancelled an open-world Star Wars game which would have allowed gamers to play “as a scoundrel or bounty hunter who could explore ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, EA, Sequels, Reddit, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Jones, Forest Whitaker, Kylo Ren, Rey, Kotaku, J J Abrams, Redditor, Imperial


Sharks Outlast Capitals – Hertl Completes Hat Trick in OT

WASHINGTON — Tomas Hertl completed his hat trick by scoring in overtime, and the San Jose Sharks withstood Alex Ovechkin’s hat trick to beat the Washington Capitals 7-6 on Tuesday night and hand the defending Stanley Cup champions their sixth consecutive defeat. San Jose Sharks Tomas Hertl celebrates his game-winning goal for a hat trick past Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Hertl scored 2:48 into the 3-on-3 session, and a handful of hats were tossed onto t...
Tags: California, Washington, Sport, Ap, San Jose, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Jones, Kane, Washington Capitals, Toronto Maple Leafs, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Andre Burakovsky


Edmonton Oilers Last Few Days: ‘Of Course, They Did’…

Fans of the Edmonton Oilers are doing one of two things over the past 24-72 hours; either pulling their hair out in frustration or eagerly waiting for the next shoe to drop. For the first group of fans, it’s easy to become frustrated; the moves made by GM Peter Chiarelli seem to be further proof he’s no longer fit to manage this Oilers’ team. While speculation is that he alone is not deciding on the path or making these moves, the series of events that have transpired recently is baffling, to sa...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Detroit Red Wings, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, Jones, Don, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, TSN, Sergei Bobrovsky, Connor McDavid, Cam Talbot, Talbot


Do These CBD Beauty Products Actually Work?

It's 2019, and weed is buzzier now than it's been since 1968 — just not for the reason you'd think. The psychoactive plant technically known as cannabis has found itself in an unlikely position as the trendiest skin-care ingredient you don't need a state-mandated medical-marijuana card to buy. But should you really incorporate it into your routine?First things first: When people talk about weed beauty, we're talking about cannabidoil, or CBD for short, the non-psychoactive component of the cann...
Tags: Fashion, Music, DEA, Jones, Sephora, Charlotte, Neiman Marcus, Anne Chan, Samantha Sasso, Rachel Chen, LEEF Organics, Kush Queen Melt CBD Lotion, Life Pure CBD Hand


Kurtenbach: The Steve Kerr-Jordan Bell spat highlights a larger issue for the Warriors

Jordan Bell is frustrated. Steve Kerr and the Warriors coaching staff is frustrated, too. And on Monday night, in garbage time of the Warriors’ blowout win over the Lakers at Staples Center, those frustrations manifested themselves in a sideline spat between the second-year player and the head coach, captured by TNT’s cameras. Click here if you’re having trouble viewing this video on a mobile device. Kerr called the heated moment a misunderstanding and said that things have been cleared up af...
Tags: Oregon, Sports, Phoenix Suns, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Evans, Lebron James, TNT, Minnesota Timberwolves, Staples Center, Jones, Golden State Warriors, Livingston, Bell, Warriors


Jones Coffee Roasters has a new venture brewing in South Pasadena’s former Buster’s location

Chuck Jones wasted no time when he heard that the old Buster’s Ice Cream and Coffee Stop in South Pasadena was going to become available in late November. On New Year’s morning, Jones – who comes from five generations of Guatemalan coffee growers and is the founder of the Pasadena-based Jones Coffee Roasters, which has locations inside Vroman’s Bookstore and on South Raymond Avenue – was signing the lease. Now Jones is bringing coffee back to the tall and narrow two-story shop near the train tra...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Pasadena, Jones, Joe, Mission Street, Alhambra, Sierra Madre, Buster, Chuck Jones, South Pasadena, Vroman, Meridian Avenue, Restaurant Reviews + Food, Top Stories PSN


Report: Zynga founder Mark Pincus is raising up to $700 million for an investment fund

Zynga founder Mark Pincus is raising up to $700 million for a new investment fund that will focus on publicly traded tech companies in need of strategic restructuring, according to a new report in Axios. It says his new firm is called Reinvent Capital and that Pincus is founding the outfit with hedge fund manager Michael Thompson, who has been steering his own New York-based firm, BHR Capital, for the last nine years. Reinvest’s plans, says Axios, involve investing in up to 15 internet, software...
Tags: TC, Facebook, New York, Alabama, Linkedin, Tech, Zynga, Reid Hoffman, Jones, Greylock Partners, Mark Pincus, Democratic Party, Emeryville, Hoffman, Pincus, Harvard Business School


Beeswax rakes in $15 mln Series B

Beeswax, an extensible programmatic buying platform, has secured $15 million in Series B funding. RRE, Foundry and Amasia led the round with participation from You & Mr Jones. Source: Press Release
Tags: Trends, Jones, VC Deals, Amasia


Will Jerry Jones finally make a run at Sean Payton?

Last week, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made reference to opportunities that may arise next week when discussing his coaching staff. Some insist that Jones was referring not to coach Jason Garrett, but to offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. The fact that the Cowboys fired Linehan last week would tend to undermine that argument, however.
Tags: News, Cowboys, Jones, American Football, Sean Payton, Jason Garrett, Jerry Jones, Will Jerry Jones, Scott Linehan, Linehan


Anyone eager to speculate about Oklahoma capital cases with cert finally denied after so many relists?

I often like to make much of legal dogs that fail to bark (hat tip, Sherlock), and the Supreme Court's order list this morning had a couple of notably silent capital case canines in the form of Wood v. Oklahoma, No. 17-6891, and Jones v. Oklahoma, No. 17-6943 at the very top of the SCOTUS order list entries of cert denied.  Of course, silent and unexplained denials of even capital cert petitions without any comment are not usually noteworthy, but Kent Scheidegger over at Crime & Consequences has...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Sherlock, Oklahoma, Kent, Wood, Jones, State, Kemp, Douglas A Berman, McCleskey, Kent Scheidegger, Crime Consequences


Beeswax Scoops Up $15 Million in Funding to Help Brands Bring Media Buying In-House

New York-based ad-tech company Beeswax announced a $15 million funding round led by RRE, Foundry and Amasia with participation from You & Mr Jones. The Series B funding brings Besswax's total investment to $28 million as it promotes its programmatic media buying functions to advertisers with a feature it calls "bidder as a service." Beeswax,...
Tags: New York, Advertising, House, Jones, Beeswax, Ad Tech & Mar Tech, RRE Foundry, Amasia


Here Are The 2019 Oscar Nominations

This year, 347 films were eligible to take home a coveted Oscar during the 91 Academy Awards. This morning, the lucky few dozens chosen ones are finally revealed. From A Star Is Born to The Wife to Can You Ever Forgive Me?, it feels impossible to choose between a few of our favorite performances of 2018. Luckily, we don't have to. That honor, and stress, goes to nearly 8,000 members of the Academy (after the 2018 awards, the Academy added 928 new members, diversifying the group in terms of age,...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Abc, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Academy, Jones, Mary Poppins, Regina King, Sandy Powell, Mary Queen, Ruth E Carter, Marina de Tavira, RoleAmy Adams, Alexandra ByrneBest


Panthers Pounce on Sharks – Vatrano Tallies 4-Points

SUNRISE, Fla. — Frank Vatrano had a goal and three assists for a career-high four points to lift the Florida Panthers over the San Jose Sharks 6-2 on Monday night. Vincent Trocheck, Keith Yandle and Nick Bjugstad each had a power-play goal for the Panthers. Mike Matheson and Aaron Ekblad also scored, Roberto Luongo stopped 27 shots and Aleksander Barkov added three assists. Florida Panthers Henrik Borgstrom, goaltender Roberto Luongo and San Jose Sharks Barclay Goodrow. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson...
Tags: Florida, Sport, Nashville, San Jose, Dell, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Jones, Florida Panthers, Washington Capitals, Brent Burns, Marc Edouard Vlasic, Evander Kane, Panthers


Nurse Who Saved N.C. State Trooper Who Was Shot in the Face Says “God Put Me There for a Reason”

As a registered nurse, it’s 28-year-old Sherice Richardson’s job to save lives, and she’s being hailed as a hero for doing just that after coming across a North Carolina state trooper who was suffering from a serious gunshot wound.Law enforcement officials are praising Richardson for performing life-saving measures on an injured state trooper who had been shot in the face.The incident reportedly happened last Monday (Jan. 14) when Sherice was driving to pick up her daughter from daycare and noti...
Tags: Crime, News, Shooting, Guns, Jazz, Shot, North Carolina, Police Shooting, EMS, Gun Violence, Good News, Jones, Richardson, Wilson County, Wilson County Sheriff s Office, Harrell


Board Question #91836: So I noticed that a certain speaker in General Conference ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,So I noticed that a certain speaker in General Conference May have had a Botox injection. What are your guys’ thoughts on cosmetic surgery. Why is it so darn high here in Utah. I know plenty of members outside of Utah who look down on the saints here thinking they’re obviously more worldly due to all sisters with Tummy tucks, Boob Jobs, and now even worse stuff under the belt I don’t want to explicitly bring up here. Just why? Don’t we believe that our bodies are temples. ...
Tags: Utah, Church, America, Mormon, Salt Lake City, Young, Jones, Deseret News, Relief Society, General Authorities, Kendrick, Provo, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, Jeffrey R Holland, General Authority, Kate Holbrook


Seeing Double: ‘Dante’s Peak’ vs ‘Volcano,’ 1997’s Dueling Disaster Movies

(Welcome to Seeing Double, a series where two strangely similar films released around the same time are put head-to-head. This time, we take a timely look at two movies that turn volcanic activity into action/adventure romps for the big screen.) Volcanic eruptions don’t typically get the kind of attention in the US that hurricanes, tornadoes, and sinkholes do as they’re understandably infrequent here in the states. We had Mount St. Helens back in 1980 and then… nothing. The Kilauea volcano on H...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Washington, US, Los Angeles, Features, Hawaii, James Bond, Tommy Lee Jones, Warren Beatty, Volcano, Harry, Sylvester Stallone, Jackson, Mclaren, Roger Donaldson


In Paris, the Hunt for Real Emotion

The men’s show season winds down with Thom Browne, deconstructed; Dior Men on a moving walkway; and Comme des Garçons finding beauty in the dark.
Tags: News, Thom Browne, Paris, Kim, Jones, des Garçons, Browne, Thom, Fashion and apparel, Christian Dior SA, Men's Fashion Week, Your-feed-fashion


Jones hits late 3, helps Prairie View A&M beat JSU 55-51

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Dennis Jones made just one shot on Saturday night, a key 3-pointer with 15 seconds left that helped Prairie View A&M beat Jackson State 55-51 and remain undefeated in Southwestern Athletic Conference play. Jackson State led 49-48 when Devonte Patterson’s layup with 2:31 to play gave the Panthers the lead […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Jones, Prairie View Texas, Dennis Jones, Jackson State, Southwestern Athletic Conference, Devonte Patterson, JSU


Ireland's Sexton 'has bat phone to the ref' - England coach Jones

England coach Eddie Jones has repeated his claim that Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton is given preferential treatment by referees.
Tags: England, News, Ireland, Jones, Eddie Jones, Sexton, Johnny Sexton


Ducks win 2nd in a row after franchise-record 12-game losing streak

NEWARK, N.J. — One streak ended Thursday and another began Saturday. The Ducks defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Saturday at the Prudential Center for their second consecutive victory after ending a franchise-record 12-game losing streak two days earlier. The Ducks took a 2-1 lead in the first period on goals 2:20 apart from Daniel Sprong and Troy Terry (power play). Sprong pounced on a loose puck in front and scored and then Terry scored his first NHL goal with a shot from the right faceoff...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Sport, Soccer, New Jersey, Newark, AHL, NHL, Terry, Ducks, Grant, Jones, Anaheim-ducks, Pittsburgh, New Jersey Devils, Murray


As Beto O’Rourke Weighs 2020 Run, Democrats Chafe at His Go-It-Alone Style

Some Democrats still blame Mr. O’Rourke for his embrace of a Texas Republican, Will Hurd, and wonder whether he can be counted on as a liberal ally.
Tags: Elections, Texas, News, House Of Representatives, Will, Jones, BETO, Democratic Party, Endorsements, Hurd, United States Politics and Government, Will Hurd, O'Rourke, Presidential Election of 2020, Midterm Elections (2018, Beto O'Rourke


Ducks’ Troy Terry focused on his game after a minor detour

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Troy Terry led Team USA to the gold medal at the World Junior Championships in 2017, when he went 4-for-4 in shootouts, scoring the game-winners in victories over Russia and Canada en route to the gold medal. It was a mere warmup for an appearance in the 2018 Winter Olympics, though. Sandwiched between was an NCAA championship with Denver University, when he totaled four points (all assists) in Frozen Four wins over Notre Dame and Minnesota-Duluth. After his 2017-18 collegiate ...
Tags: Minnesota, Russia, Sports, Sport, Canada, Soccer, San Diego, Ncaa, Las Vegas, AHL, NHL, Terry, Ducks, Notre Dame, Jones, Anaheim-ducks


On the Northridge earthquake’s 25th anniversary, a Valley hospital that was in the thick of it rolls out an early warning system

“Earthquake. Earthquake. Expect shaking. Drop, cover and hold on. Expect shaking now. Take protective action.” That message will be heard seconds before an earthquake hits at Dignity Health Northridge Hospital Medical Center. The ShakeAlert Early Warning System, developed by U.S. Geological Survey and Cal Tech, was launched Thursday, and once it’s fully operational and training on it is complete, it will use a system of hand-held radios, GPS and an overhead paging system to deliver notification ...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Jones, Northridge, Cal Tech, Valley, U S Geological Survey, LA County, Stephen Jones, Top Stories LADN, Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star News, Northridge Earthquake


Analyzing the Ducks’ Transaction Frenzy

It’s been a wild week so far in Anaheim Ducks country and amazingly, they’ve only played two games. The action has been more intense on the Ducks’ roster than on the ice. General manager Bob Murray has gone on a trading spree that has received mixed reaction among fans and media, the best of which came from Yahoo Sports’ Pete Blackburn. Trying to figure out what exactly the Ducks are doing pic.twitter.com/lOhjTPn6iG — Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) January 17, 2019 He’s not alone in his con...
Tags: Usa, Minnesota, Sport, Flux, Dallas, Penguins, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Terry, ` Ducks, Grant, Los Angeles Times, Jones, Anaheim Ducks, Minnesota Wild


Doug Jones Risks His Alabama Senate Seat Over the Shutdown and the Wall

For Mr. Jones, the fight over the shutdown, in a state where President Trump is popular and many federal workers live, is a reminder that his party’s views are out of step back home.
Tags: News, Alabama, Jones, Trump, Democratic Party, Alabama Senate, Donald J, Doug Jones, Shutdowns (Institutional, Border Barriers, Doug (1954-


Meet the new Ducks, who come from near and far to join the struggling team

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Left wing Max Jones and right wing Troy Terry caught a flight from San Diego to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Center Justin Kloos drove roughly four hours north on Interstate 35 from Des Moines, Iowa. Center Derek Grant hopped aboard a flight from Phoenix. Defenseman Michael Del Zotto didn’t join the Ducks for their game Thursday against the Minnesota Wild. He is expected to remain in Vancouver, British Columbia, for several days while his immigration paperwork is...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, San Diego, Vancouver, Detroit Red Wings, Penguins, NHL, Terry, Ducks, Grant, Jones, Anaheim-ducks, Dallas Stars