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Harbison West SIC makes the mark


LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC — Harbison West Elementary has been named to the S.C. School Improvement Council’s 2015 Honor Roll, which recognizes efforts to promote parent and civic involvement. The Lexington-Richland 5 school is one of seven in the running ...

Historic Long Island estate hits the market


Now the William Adams Delano-designed home is on the market for $12.85 million. he house was originally built for Bertram G. Work who was the CEO and Chairman of Goodrich Tire Company. “The union was threatening to kill him at the time so every window in ...

Friends and cozy evenings bring Richmond couple to the altar


For almost three years, Amy Eisenchenk and Curt Bertram have enjoyed each other’s company in their courtship. The two met through some mutual friends and began going on dates shortly after meeting. With many of the same interests, the two never seemed to ...

Bushfires threaten several Perth suburbs


An emergency warning remains in place for parts of Wellard and Baldivis, while a watch and act alert has been issued for the western part of Wellard, Leda, Parmelia and Bertram. One fire is burning on the northern side of Millar Road towards Johnson Road ...

Show Jumping: Bertram Allen qualifies for World Cup Final


Bertram Allen took second place at the prestigious Longines World Cup Grand Prix in Zurich Sunday afternoon , and gained enough points to qualify for the 2014/2015 World Cup Final in the USA in April. The 19 year-old Wexford rider was one of just seven to ...

Minn. pedaling pioneer has been biking in winter for 30 years


Even before fat tires, bike paths and high-tech gear, a St. Cloud bicyclist wheeled his way through winter. The first time Jim Bertram hopped on his bicycle to commute to work in the dead of winter, he didn’t have any anti-frosting goggles, polypropylene ...

Bertram Allen takes second to qualify for World Cup final


Bertram Allen took second place at the prestigious Longines World Cup Grand Prix in Zurich today and gained enough points to qualify for the 2014/2015 World Cup Final in the USA in April. The 19-year-old Wexford rider was one of just seven to make the jump ...

Hawaii aviation pioneer Bertram James "Jimmy" Hogg


Born and raised in Lihue, Kauai, aviation pioneer Bertram James “Jimmy” Hogg (1908-1992) was utterly fascinated as a boy watching pilots make landings and takeoffs with their amphibian aircraft on Nawiliwili Bay and, by age 12, determined that he, too ...

Key & Peele Return for Super Bowl Predictions as Bertram Skilling and Dante Pibb


We've seen Key & Peele offer their predictions for the NFL playoffs as Bertram Skilling and Dante Pibb, and now they've returned to offer their takes on Super Bowl XLIX. The Key & Peele Super Bowl Special will air on Comedy Central at 10 p.m. ET on Jan. 30.

Bertram police charge 19-year-old in child porn case


BERTRAM — Bertram Police Chief Douglas Wall could only describe the images investigators allegedly found on a 19-year-old man’s computer and other devices one way. “It’s some of the worse things you’ve ever seen in your life,” Wall said.




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR BERTRA

Two years of community college free for responsible students in BERTRA

The President unveiled a new proposal: Make two years of community college free for responsible students across America.

In our growing global economy, Americans need to have more knowledge and more skills to compete -- by 2020, an estimated 35 percent of job openings will require at least a bachelor's degree, and 30 percent will require some college or an associate's degree. Students should be able to get the knowledge and the skills they need without taking on decades' worth of student debt.


The numbers:

If all 50 states choose to implement the President's new community college proposal, it could:

  • Save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition per year on average
  • Benefit roughly 9 million students each year

Under President Obama's new proposal, students would be able to earn the first half of a bachelor's degree, or earn the technical skills needed in the workforce -- all at no cost to them.


The requirements:

  • What students have to do: Students must attend community college at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and make steady progress toward completing their program.
  • What community colleges have to do: Community colleges will be expected to offer programs that are either 1) academic programs that fully transfer credits to local public four-year colleges and universities, or 2) occupational training programs with high graduation rates and lead to in-demand degrees and certificates. Community colleges must also adopt promising and evidence-based institutional reforms to improve student outcomes.
  • What the federal government has to do: Federal funding will cover three-quarters of the average cost of community college. Participating states will be expected to contribute the remaining funds necessary to eliminate the tuition for eligible students.

Expanding technical training programs:

President Obama also proposed the new American Technical Training Fund, which will expand innovative, high-quality technical training programs across the country. Specifically, the fund will award programs that:

  • Have strong employer partnerships and include work-based learning opportunities
  • Provide accelerated training
  • Accommodate part-time work

Read the full fact sheet on the President's proposal here.

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How can I prepare for breastfeeding before I give birth?

baby-breastfeedingTo prepare for breastfeeding, the most important thing you can do is have confidence in yourself and to plan ahead. Committing to breastfeeding starts with the conviction that you can do it! Other steps you can take to prepare for breastfeeding are:
  • Get good prenatal care, which can help you avoid early delivery. Babies born too early have more problems with breastfeeding.
  • Tell your doctor about your plans to breastfeed, and ask if the place where you plan to deliver your baby has the staff and setup to support successful breastfeeding. Some hospitals and birth centers have taken special steps to create the best possible environment for successful breastfeeding. These places are called Baby-Friendly Hospitals and Birth Centers.
  • Take a breastfeeding class. Pregnant women who comprehend about how to breastfeed are more likely to be successful at breastfeeding than those who do not. Breastfeeding classes offer pregnant women and their partners the chance to prepare and ask questions before the baby´s arrival.
  • Ask your doctor to recommend a lactation consultant. You can establish a contact with a lactation consultant before the baby comes so that you will have support ready after the baby is born.
  • Talk to your doctor about your health. Discuss any breast surgery or injury you may have had. If you have depression, or are taking supplements or medicines, talk with your doctor about treatments that can work with breastfeeding.
  • Tell your doctor that you would like to breastfeed as soon as possible after delivery. The sucking instinct is very strong within the baby´s first hour of life.
  • Talk to friends who have breastfed, or consider joining a breastfeeding support group.
  • Talk to fathers, partners, and other family members about how they can help you successfully breastfeed. Partners and family members can:
    • Support your breastfeeding by being kind and encouraging
    • Show their love and appreciation for all of the work that goes into breastfeeding
    • Be good listeners if you need to talk about any breastfeeding concerns you might have
    • Help make sure you have enough to drink and get enough rest
    • Help around the house
    • Take care of any other children who are at home
    • Give the baby love through playing and cuddling
  • Get the items you will need for breastfeeding, such as nursing bras, covers, and nursing pillows.
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Health insurance on BERTRA

Young adults have several options to get coverage through the insurance market.

1. Special Enrollment Periods

Find out if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period. You may be eligible for registration under the Special Enrollment Period unknowingly. If your student medical coverage you finished, you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period that will allow you to purchase a health plan through the Insurance Market. You might also grant a Special Enrollment Period if you get married or porced, have a child or adopt a child, moving to another area, and not old enough to be on the safe parent or have in your life some other event eligible to do so.

2. Medicaid and CHIP

Find out how to request coverage for Medicaid and CHIP . You can enroll in Medicaid or the Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) at any time of year. If you qualify you can now register.

3. coverage through the health plan of the parent

You can get coverage from their parents plan until age 26, even if married, not living with their parents or dependent on them economically. After age 26, you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

4. Catastrophic Coverage

These plans are an affordable way to protect yourself from the high costs of the worst cases, such as an accident or serious illness. If you are under 30, you can purchase a catastrophic plan coverage. Served three visits per year before you have paid the deductible and certain preventive services .

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