Palm Beach County school begins in-person classes this week

first_imgWhile most schools in Broward and Palm Beach Counties have opted to push the start date for on campus classes back a week due to the coronavirus, one Palm Beach school still plans to open it’s doors this week.Berean Christian School near West Palm Beach says they are ready to welcome students back on August 5th.The private pre-school through 12th grade school says they have done everything in there power to make coming back to school as safe as possible for both students and teachers:“We’ve spent close to $20,000 on PPE equipment, so we kind of feel like we are getting to a point where we are doing as much as is required of us to make this as safe as possible. We also will not be assigning lockers until we get further down into maybe a phase two area. We will have stairwells that are up and some that are down. We are trying to minimize the traffic as much as we can in the hallways, ” William Dupere said.In addition to those previsions Dupere says classes will operate at 50% of their capacity with students being on campus during AM or PM shifts, temperature checks will be administered upon entering the campus, both teachers and students will be required to wear and that there will be sanitizer bottles in all common areas.Some of the students have also opted to continue virtual learning, while many others will complete some classes on campus and other classes virtually to cut down on the amount of students on campus at any one time.last_img read more

Former Syracuse forward Matthew Moyer looks back on Syracuse, ahead at Vanderbilt

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ On Nov. 15, Vanderbilt head coach Bryce Drew called Matthew Moyer into his office. “You’re suiting up,” Drew said. Moyer had transferred from Syracuse after playing one season, and he expected to sit out this season due to NCAA transfer rules. But two games into the season, Drew told him the NCAA had granted him a waiver to play for the Commodores right away. The former SU forward was stunned.“I was cleared out of nowhere, man,” Moyer said. “I had no idea what was going to happen. It was emotional. I haven’t had the easiest college career, not the most pleasant beginning.”In his lone season at Syracuse, Moyer averaged 3.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. After he announced his decision to transfer on March. 26, 2018, his mother, Annette, said her phone was “ringing off the hook,” with high-major Division I programs interested in offering Moyer a scholarship. The schools included Florida, Ohio State, Kansas State, Texas and Vanderbilt. He chose the Commodores, which he felt gave him a quality education and more playing time as he hoped to complete his MBA and ascend into an NBA hopeful.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textColumn ChartInfogramMoyer didn’t get the playing time he had planned at SU and that drove him to find a new program. He said his offense was limited to inside the arch. “We play man (at Vandy), and they want me to take outside shots,” Moyer said. “At Syracuse, I wasn’t really allowed to take outside shots.” He averaged 16.8 minutes per game for SU. He didn’t want to leave the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications, but he’ll continue studying communications and business at Vanderbilt.Moyer didn’t visit campus before committing. He trusted Drew after an in-home visit and a handful of phone calls. He was confident he’d made the right choice.“I wasn’t chilling in the offseason, but I wasn’t expected to play this year,” Moyer said. “Then it hit me. This is a completely different system.”He said he’ll miss playing for a Hall of Fame coach, Jim Boeheim, and for assistant coach Gerry McNamara — the man who “found me in Ohio” and knocked on Moyer’s door. Moyer said he misses his former teammates, some of whom he still plays video games with. He grew closest with junior shooting guard Tyus Battle, his old roommate. “Tyus Battle is one of my best friends,” Moyer said. “I got to be around some great players. Coach Boeheim and coach Red (Adrian Autry) and G-Mac are legends.”Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerBut Moyer struggled playing for SU. He redshirted his first year. Last season, as a redshirt freshman, the 6-foot-8 forward started the first 20 games, but lost his job when he suffered a high-ankle sprain in a Jan. 24 win against Boston College. Marek Dolezaj began to play well and took the starting forward position. Moyer did not start again in his SU career and played sparingly the rest of the season, oftentimes getting chastised by Boeheim from the sidelines. Following Syracuse’s Sweet 16 run that ended in Omaha, Nebraska, Moyer met with Boeheim, who, according to Moyer, told the former four-star recruit: “Do whatever’s best for you.” Now, Moyer’s focused on starting anew. He lives by himself in a dorm on campus. He’s learning to play man-to-man for the first time in three years while developing his outside shot. Through 17 games, he’s averaging 15.8 minutes per game — on par with his average at Syracuse — 4.6 points and 3.2 rebounds per contest for the Commodores, who are 9-10 overall and 0-6 in the Southeastern Conference. When Moyer reflected on his two years in central New York, he thought about fulfilling his dream of playing for SU. He thought about Battle. He said he doesn’t miss the snow, and he leaves a singular message for Syracuse and its fanbase“I’ll always be an Orangeman,” Moyer said. “It was a blessed time. I got to play for the program I wanted to play for in high school. It was a dream come true.” Published on January 28, 2019 at 10:31 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21center_img Commentslast_img read more

Liverpool Suffer Familiar Frailties

first_imgRelatedUCL Wrap: Madrid, Tottenham Clash Ends In Draw; City And Liverpool Secure Important WinsOctober 17, 2017In “Europe”UCL Review: English Sides Dominate Last 16 Lineup With Liverpool’s QualificationDecember 7, 2017In “Europe”UCL Wrap (Late Kickoff): Champions Real Thrash Hapless APOEL To Secure Last 16 As Liverpool Lose Three-Goal Lead To Deflate Qualification HopesNovember 22, 2017In “Europe” Liverpool were seemingly cruising away to Sevilla last night at half-time but familiar defensive woes surfaced once more and they surrendered a 3-goal lead to draw 3-3 away in Spain.It was an electric first half of football that saw goals from Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane give Liverpool a 3-goal lead at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan – a stadium where the home side Sevilla had not lost a match in over 12 months.It seemed like a continuation of the team’s recent good displays that had resulted in a 13-1 aggregate scoreline in their last four games, but as former Liverpool captain Phil Thompson said “If anyone should know it’s never over when you’re 3-0 up, it’s Liverpool”.The result in Spain is not by any means a disaster. All Liverpool need to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League is a point against Spartak Moscow in the last round of group games. What would be of utmost concern to Jurgen Klopp as they prepare to face Chelsea this weekend and Everton in the Merseyside Derby is the return of their well-documented defensive frailties that have beleaguered his team.Alberto Moreno has earned praise, and his starting place in the team, this season after showing significant improvements in his game so far but it was a torrid night for him on a return to his boyhood club. Wissam Ben Yedder was unfortunate to not score early on after a Moreno error on the left but a needless foul from the Spanish left back was what led to Ben Yedder heading beyond Lorius Karius from an Ever Banega free kick.Moreno was nervous again as he failed to properly control a Coutinho pass in the Liverpool box and his subsequent trip on Ben Yedder led to the penalty for the second goal. Moreno was obviously getting the runaround from Franco Vazquez and was replaced by James Milner in the 63rd minute.Klopp’s Liverpool shabby defensive record with set-pieces was again brought to the fore as they conceded a late equaliser for the third time in Europe this season. Quite worryingly, only RB Leipzig and Qarabag have conceded more goals from set-pieces than Liverpool – a trend that has been their Achilles heel since Klopp took over.Jordan Henderson was unsure of his movements for the corner kick and after Ragnar Klavan’s mistimed header fell to Guido Pizzaro, he did not miss from 12 yards.“In the second half we stopped playing football and were passive,” he said afterwards. Indeed, the stats showed Liverpool’s passing accuracy dropped to just 59 per cent in the second half as the players struggled to keep their cool. “We opened the door for them and didn’t close it in the last minutes,” added Klopp.Klopp’s Liverpool side lost 18points from winning positions in the league last season and have the third worst defensive record from set-pieces in both the Premier League and the Champions League. There still is no clear evidence of improvements in defensive areas and as such there is alot to ponder about. After all the progress of the last couple of weeks – albeit shortlived – they must now pick themselves back up.last_img read more