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Football's decline has some high schools disbanding teams

On a cool and rainy afternoon during the first week of classes at Centennial High School in this well-to-do Baltimore suburb, about 50 members of the boys' cross-country team sauntered across the parking lot for their after-school run. Meanwhile, about 30 kids in helmets and pads were going through drills on the pristine artificial turf field at the school's hillside football stadium. "It used to be the other way around," said Al Dodds, Centennial's cross-country coach, who has 64 boys on his team this year. "Now, there's a small turnout in football and cross-country is huge." Across the athletic complex, a practice football field sat empty, even though it was recently mown and painted with yardage lines and hash marks. In years past, the junior-varsity team would have been relegated to that grass field. But on this day they had the stadium to themselves, as they will for every practice this fall. Centennial isn't fielding a varsity football team because not enough kids signed up to play. The situation at Centennial — where a long history of losing has dampened students' enthusiasm for football — is unique to this part of central Maryland, but there are plenty of similar examples around the U.S. Participation in high school football is down 3.5 percent over the past five years, according to the annual survey by the National Association of State High School Federations, or NFHS. The decline would be much steeper if not for a handful of states in the South and the West. Throughout the Northeast, the Midwest and the West Coast, in communities urban and rural, wealthy and working-class, fewer kids are playing football.

Online Application Form 2018 For JEE Main And AP EDCET

The Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education is planning to organize the Andhra Pradesh B.Ed Entrance Exam2018 for the admission in Bachelor of regular education courses. For the next academic year, the entrance exam is carried out by the institute of advanced study in education, Andhra University under the regulations of APSCHE. The Andhra University has decided to upload AP EdCET Application Form 2018 for the upcoming exam. The written test is common for all the candidates who willing to participate for getting the admissions. The AP EdCET 2018 Official notification has uploaded in February on the official portal with all the detailed information. It’s important for the candidates to download the information booklet and read carefully to send your online Performa. The online test will help the candidates to get their admissions in government and private colleges within the state. The university has requested the aspiring youngsters to submit their AP EdCET Online Registration Form on or before the last date. The candidates should fill the application with original information to support their eligibility during the verification process. The detailed information booklet for filling the online form has provided for the candidates. Only one application can send to a person, more than one online form found on the verification, the candidate will be rejected from the written exam procedure. Also, you can attach the required files along with the AP B.Ed Online Form in the required column. You need to send your filled forms with proper details if you will send any incomplete or error in the application form or without exam fee shall not be taken for the verification process by the authority. How to Fill the AP EdCET Online Application Form • Candidates who want to submit the online registration form through online mode on the official page using website. • Tab on the application link on the website and open online form filling your entities. • Now make your online registration for EDCET with your personal and educational credentials in the required fields. • You can enter only original information on the application Performa. Also, you can choose the choice of examination zone in the options column. • Now you will jump to the attachment page and attach the documents like mark sheet, photograph, identity proof, signature, and thumb impression of the candidate. • Now candidate can make your online payment via online using any bank credit card/ NEFT/ debit card or E-centers. • Enter the transaction details in the online form and then press the submit option to complete your online registration. • Finally, you need to take a hard copy of the online form for your future use. AP EdCET 2018 Exam Fee The board has instructed the candidates to pay the non-refundable exam fee along with the applications. The exam fee will be varied on the category. The registration fee for general and OBC: Rs. 600/- Registration fee for SC/ST: Rs.400/-

Child protection agency critic charge with stalking worker

A critic of Montana's child protection agency is charged with using Facebook to stalk one of its caseworkers in violation of a restraining order. John "Jay" Walton, 73, appeared in District Court in Great Falls on a felony stalking charge. He did not enter a plea Friday. The judge told him to stay off Facebook. Prosecutors say Walton took pictures from the caseworker's Facebook page and posted them on his own page with derogatory comments. The restraining order was issued in 2015 after several caseworkers complained about Walton's harassing them after his grandchildren were removed from his house. Also in 2015, Walton was charged with criminal contempt for sharing a confidential Child and Family Services report in an effort to change the placement of one of his grandchildren.

Here are the major reasons why you should hire professional movers and packers

It is a much known fact that shifting along with entire goods in house or office is not at all an easy task. It demands more of your time and proper planning. But as human beings we always prefer an expert advice. This expertise service is provided by packers and movers. They have well trained and well experienced workers. Moreover, when safety is our prime concern, these companies provide proper insurance cover for your goods. Well, there is nothing better than some professionals who serve you with the best and save you from any kind of stress. No one can beat them in perfection and the ease with which they complete this dreary task. 

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            However, most of us would think that DIY shifting would help them save money. They even believe that leaving whole of their belongings in the hands of unknown people will not be safe. Not just this! People even fear that the relocation company will not deliver the order on time or, they may not be able to get to the exact location. Wake up people! Shun these misconceptions because we are living in the era of technology. And, this technology has solution to every problem. Location can easily be tracked with the assistance of GPS. As far as the question of money concerns, there are innumerable packers and movers companies and you can easily get the one in your budget. 

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So, here are the major reasons why you should hire the movers and packers.

➢ Saves your time : Hiring a packers and movers company will make you save your time. You do not need to worry about any kind of planning. In no time, they will pack your stuff and deliver it on the given address.
➢ They are more organised : A good organisation is the key to a successful move. If the packing and shifting is well organised, it will automatically lead to better results. That’s what the relocation service providers provide.
➢ Damage? Not at all! : One of the best things about packers and movers companies is that they pack the belongings in such a way that there is no chance of any damage. Actually, perfection is what they promise to achieve.
➢ They are experienced : Good service comes from experience. With experienced professional by your side, the tedious job of shifting becomes more simplified in the best way.
➢ They are equipped with proper tools :Relocation, as we know, is a complex jobTo leave you with a seamless service, these companies have proper tools required as per the items.
➢ They provide insurance :  What else is do you need when the company you hire readily pays you back for any kind of loss occurred during shifting! 


In a nutshell, the advantages of hiring the professionals for relocation will always weigh more than those of “ do it yourself “ shifting . 

                                             Happy shifting

Create a new park

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