SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Texas school shooting (all times local):4:50 p.m.A sheriff says officers were able to "engage" the shooter at a Texas school in 4 minutes after they were called to the scene.Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset says the shooter was contained Friday afternoon, with minimal gunfire from law enforcement officers. He says that allowed the rest of Santa Fe High School to be evacuated safely.How much time elapsed from the moment gunfire erupted until the last victim was shot remains unclear.Trochesset said 200 officers from law enforcement agencies throughout the region converged on the scene Friday.Seventenn-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis remains in the Galveston County Jail without bond and under suicide watch, charged with capital murder.Also, Santa Fee school officials announced Monday that students won't return to classes until after Memorial Day — on Tuesday, May 29.———4:15 p.m.Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbot … [Read more...] about The Latest: Sheriff: Officers engaged shooter in 4 minutes
THE Queen has visited the Chelsea Flower show in her first official engagement since the Royal Wedding. Her Majesty is patron of The Royal Horticultural Society. The Queen joined the Prime Minister Theresa May and a host of television stars for the opening of the most famous flower show in the world. Dressed in a baby pink Stuart Parvin coat with a diamond brooch and white gloves, the Monarch looked relaxed and happy as she was welcomed on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London by the President of the Royal Horticultural Society, Sir Nicholas Bacon. In keeping with the floral theme, the Monarch was invited to walk along a floral carpet instead of a traditional red carpet. She was accompanied by the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Princess Royal, the Countess of Wessex, Princess Beatrice and Princess Alexandra. The Royal Family has visited the Chelsea Flower Show annually since it was opened by Queen Alexandra in 1913. Queen Elizabeth has only ever missed two years … [Read more...] about Queen visits RHS Chelsea Flower Show in first official engagement since Royal Wedding
IF you are already excited for another Royal Wedding then don't worry, another one is not far off. As Princess Eugenie of York prepares walk down the aisle with her partner Jack Brooksbanks, here is the lowdown on their romance, her engagement ring - and that infamous hat. How old is Princess Eugenie and who are her family? The princess was born Eugenie Victoria Helena on March 23, 1990, in London. Eugenie is the younger daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and of Sarah, Duchess of York, who divorced when she was six years old. She has one sister, Princess Beatrice, who is 29 years old. She is the eighth in line to the throne and first cousins with Princes William and Harry. Where did she go to school? Princess Eugenie attended Coworth Park School from 1995 to 2001, and then St George's School, near Windsor Castle until 2003. She boarded at £36,000-a-year Marlborough College in Wiltshire for five years, where Kate Middleton also attended. After taking a gap year, she … [Read more...] about How old is Princess Eugenie, when did she get engaged to Jack Brooksbank and when is their wedding?
News / UK and world by Press Association May 18, 2018, 10:24 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Emojis have fast become an essential part of 21st century communication, and they are now reportedly finding their way into the classroom. A number of teachers are using the icons in subjects such as English and languages, according to the Times Educational Supplement (TES). Supporters argue that the emoji language – from the famous smiley face to one with tears of sadness – can help pupils connect with the subject they are learning. Charlotte Hodgson, an English teacher at Avonbourne College in Bournemouth, told the magazine that everyone in her department uses them, and that emojis have helped her students to engage with Shakespeare. “I’ve just taught A Midsummer Night’s Dream and, when we’ve read a bit of the scene, they summarise it in two main emojis and then have to explain … [Read more...] about Emojis ‘helping school pupils engage with Shakespeare’
The city’s Urban Data Pioneers program was recognized Wednesday as one of the most innovative and effective approaches to municipal problem-solving in the Americas and Europe.Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented Tulsa; Bologna, Italy; and Santiago de Cali, Colombia, with the Cities of Service Engaged Cities award at a ceremony in New York City.More than 100 cities applied for the award.Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum accepted the award and the $70,000 prize on behalf of the city.“At the city of Tulsa we believe the use of data and technology can bring people together to solve our greatest challenges, and we are incredibly honored to be recognized as a Cities of Service Engaged Cities award winner,” Bynum said. “At a time of so much division nationally and internationally, cities around the world are empowering local residents to build better communities — and this award is recognition that Tulsa is leading the … [Read more...] about Tulsa named one of three Cities of Service chosen from 100 worldwide for Engaged Cities award