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TikTok famous: How Binghamton High School’s principal is spreading joy on social media

first_imgWhile the school’s spirit week is over, he still plans on making videos to share. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — With schools closed across the state until April 29, many are resorting to online learning. Teaching lessons of love and light, even when school is closed. “I think it’s super important during this time that they get to see me, they still know that we’re here, that we’re behind them, that we’re supporting them, and it’s a great way for me to stay connected to the kids on a platform that they love and they use,” said Richman. “I had never even honestly heard of TikTok or knew what it was, but I felt like since the kids wanted that to happen, it was my role to do it,” said Richman. Richman posts things from funny videos about being home, to videos tailored to the day of the week. But it’s not all about the academics, Binghamton High School principal Kevin Richman is teaching his own lesson about spreading joy and positivity. Like many educators would say, it’s all for the students. Mr. Richman has even challenged other buildings and staff to hop on TikTok and do the same. Take ‘Workout Wednesday’ for example. For more on the coronavirus, click here. Not only is Mr. Richman spreading joy onto your feed, he’s also sharing the messages students need to hear most. Richman started posting videos on the social media site, TikTok as a part of Binghamton High School’s virtual spirit week. “We do love them. And we do miss them. And if I can use TikTok as an avenue to show everybody that, then I’m going to do that,” he said. “I decided to hop on the treadmill here at the high school holding a cinnamon roll and lip syncing to a song,” said Richman. “The reality is that we all need a laugh, we all need a smile, and again, if I can do a little dance or do a little singing to make that happen then I’m doing a very small part that needs to be done to get us through this time.” “We really were trying to come up with some ideas to keep our kids connected to the building while they’re all home,” he said. While the school community is adjusting to many changes, TikTok was also a learning curve for the principal.last_img read more

Tobago could become a duty-free shopping hub

first_img Sharing is caring! Tobago tourism authorities support turning island into economic free zone.PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago– Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Kamla Persad-Bissessar has announced that serious consideration is being given to repositioning as an economic free zone.The prime minister made this announcement during the recent official opening of Magdalena Grand Resort on Tobago. “We will partner with the [Tobago House of Assembly] and of course the people of Tobago on two other important initiatives, to which we are giving consideration, so it is not a decision yet, but we are looking at these two areas again to build capacity, tourism and of course help to develop the people of Tobago. The first to do, making Tobago an economic zone so we can have it as a duty free island, that means we can attract more visitors to Tobago,” said Persad-Bissessar.“In order for us to do that I just want us to understand when we say duty free zone it doesn’t mean those of us from Trinidad can come across and buy things here, we will have people with non Trinidad and Tobago passport to benefit from a duty free area,” she added.She also announced that approval had been given by the Cabinet to establish a TT$250 million fund, which would provide for debt restructuring for Tobago businesses, and which could also be accessed by hoteliers in order to upgrade their hotels. She said the fund would start with immediate capitalisation of TT$100 million, and annual contributions for the next three years of $50 million to reach the quarter billion dollar target.These measures have reportedly received endorsement from Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association president Nicholas Hardwicke, who suggested that making Tobago a duty-free zone should encourage significant tourism and investment activity on the island.“We have not had that facility in Tobago. The type of shops on the island don’t support this type of leisure activity. We think it will be a significant development for the visiting community, an interesting opportunity for retailers and entrepreneurs, as well as provide employment opportunities,” Hardwicke told another section of the media.Persad-Bissessar also spoke of exploring the feasibility of introducing the island’s first marina that will operate to international standards.Hardwicke reportedly described this as a very positive development.“We are renowned for being outside the active hurricane zone, unlike a lot of other islands; we produce a lot of raw materials on this island that yachties need, and at lower costs, so there is no reason that with the right facilities, Tobago cannot become one of the more premier leisure and pleasure craft mooring facilities in the region,” he is quoted to have said.Caribbean 360 News 53 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share NewsRegional Tobago could become a duty-free shopping hub by: – June 8, 2012last_img read more

Pearson blasts ‘arrogant’ Dean

first_img Press Association Rock-bottom Leicester were in the ascendancy at that point, only for the game to be changed as David Nugent was adjudged to have fouled Danny Rose, allowing Kane to slot home from the penalty spot. Despite a Jeff Schlupp own goal and Nugent’s strike coming after that, it was Dean’s decision to award a penalty which Foxes boss Pearson felt was decisive. “Unfortunately again, another dubious decision,” he told Sky Sports. “The arrogance of the man at times is frightening. “I just find it difficult to accept that we have to deal with yet another contentious decision that has not gone our way. “I am sure Spurs will be feeling, even though they scored four goals, quite relieved in their dressing room. “Now it is nine games and it remains a very frustrating season for us because of the level of performance, yet we’re just not getting over the line with results.” Pearson was perplexed as to why Dean awarded a penalty and also the amount of time it took the referee to make the decision. “I am led to believe nobody else’s opinion was actually involved,” he said. “He took that length of time to decide that two players colliding in the box is a penalty. White Hart Lane bore witness to a thrilling, end-to-end encounter on Saturday, with star turn Kane capping a wonderful week with his first Premier League hat-trick as Spurs ran out 4-3 victors. The result may have been positive but the home side were far from comfortable winners, with Jamie Vardy and Wes Morgan cancelling out the two-goal lead Mauricio Pochettino’s side had built up. “I just find it bizarre – that’s probably the nicest thing I can say. “We’re in a situation where there is a lot of talk about the spirit of the game, players going around referees. There has to be an element of fairness. “I really do feel at the moment that we continue to be short-changed. I am not suggesting, of course, that it is deliberate but we can’t be on the receiving end of so many poor decisions.” Asked if Pearson would seek out Dean to discuss things, he retorted: “What’s the point? What is the point of talking to him? He is one of the most arrogant men I have ever met. There we are. “I will concentrate on what I can affect and that is my players. I will try and keep my words carefully chosen this week and hopefully your microphone will be out of the way when I choose to say something different.” Pearson was still clearly angry by the time he spoke at the post-match press conference, during which he admitted he was not sure whether his comments would incur the wrath of the Football Association. Tottenham counterpart Mauricio Pochettino, by contrast, cut a more relaxed figure after Kane inspired his side to victory before joining up with the England squad for the first time. “I think it was a fantastic, fantastic game, a fantastic performance,” the Spurs head coach said. “I am very pleased for him, for his first hat-trick in the Premier League. “I think Harry is (only a) part of Tottenham, but I am happy for him. We worked hard today in a difficult game, but it’s true Harry is a very important player for us.” It was a positive result, if not performance, from Spurs, who had to do without Hugo Lloris from the first minute onwards after the goalkeeper collided with team-mate Kyle Walker. The France goalkeeper left the field on a stretcher after several minutes of treatment on a gashed knee which could keep him out of their upcoming international fixtures. “He’s in hospital with the doctor and we wait for news,” Pochettino said. “He got a big cut on the tendon of his knee. We hope it’s nothing big.” Leicester manager Nigel Pearson labelled referee Mike Dean “one of the most arrogant men” he has ever met after awarding a game-changing penalty against Harry Kane-inspired Tottenham.last_img read more